By Ron Howells • 01 June 2021 • 8:41
China Reports First Human Case With The H10N3 Strain Of The Bird Flu. image: Pixabay
China Reports First Human Case With The H10N3 Strain Of The Bird Flu.
A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first-ever human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported on Tuesday, June 1.
The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, was hospitalised on April 28 after developing a fever and other symptoms, said the NHC. He was diagnosed as having the H10N3 avian influenza virus on May 28, it said, but the Chinese authorities did not give details on how the man had been infected with the virus. The Chinese Health Commission called on citizens to avoid contact with sick or dead birds on a daily basis and to avoid direct contact with live poultry, as well as to take care of food hygiene and to go immediately to a doctor if fever or breathing problems occur
H10N3 is a low pathogenic, or relatively less severe, strain of the virus in poultry and the risk of it spreading on a large scale was very low, the NHC added.
Chinese state media, xinhuanet, reported a sudden surge in COVID-19 infections in the country’s south, with 18 new local cases on May 30 in the city of Guangzhou, causing a flurry of flight cancellations.
Of the 27 new coronavirus cases reported by the national health authority in its daily updates, only 7 infections were imported, with the remainder originating in Guangdong province. Out of the 20 new locally confirmed patients on May 30, 18 were found in Guangzhou city and two in Foshan city, health authorities in Guangdong province said today, Monday, May 31.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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