China’s National Health Commission said the country has reported its first case of human infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu in Jiangsu province on Tuesday.
According to a statement released by the Health Commission, the 41-year-old patient was diagnosed for having the H10N3 avian influenza virus on May 28. However, the cause of how the patient contracted the infection was not disclosed.
Report says the patient is currently in a stable condition and meets discharge standards.
As it stands, no case of human infection with H10N3 have been reported globally.
Meanwhile, there are different strains of avian influenza in China and some sporadically infect people, expecially people who work in poultries. H5N8 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus, which is known as the bird flu virus. While H5N8 only presents a low risk to human beings, it is highly lethal to wild birds and poultry.