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China Confirms Human Case of H3N8 Bird Flu
Health officials in China Reports First Human Case Of H3N8 Bird Flu , following cases last year in a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy. The latest case involves a 56-year-old woman from Zhongshan City in southern China.
Experts believe that the H3N8 virus found in a woman in southern China is only the third confirmed case in humans, and the first in an adult. However, they also suggest that a previous strain of the virus might have caused the 1889 pandemic, also called the “Asiatic flu” or “Russian flu.” As the virus has the potential to cause severe illness and even death, health officials are closely monitoring the current situation in China.
Details of the Latest Case
The Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the 56-year-old woman who tested positive for H3N8 bird flu had exposure to live poultry before falling ill. The woman with H3N8 bird flu has multiple myeloma and other underlying health conditions, but officials have not provided information on her current condition. The Guangdong CDC stressed that they did not find any abnormalities in the woman’s close contacts and that experts consider this to be a sporadic case with low risk of virus transmission at this time.
Previous Cases in China
In early 2022, health officials confirmed the first human case of H3N8 bird flu in China. In early 2022, H3N8 bird flu affected a 4-year-old boy from central China, causing serious illness. The virus also infected the family’s pets, a dog, and a cat. In May 2022, a 5-year-old boy from Hunan province also contracted the virus.Fortunately, the second boy had a quick recovery with only mild symptoms.
About H3N8 Bird Flu
H3N8 is a virus that is commonly found in birds and horses, and it is one of two viruses that can cause dog flu. While the virus has been found in animals for many years, it was not until last year that it was confirmed in humans. In addition to the three confirmed cases in China, there have also been reports of H3N8 bird flu infections in wild birds and domestic poultry in several other countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.Read more: China Reports First Human Case Of H3N8 Bird Flu