China now at risk of new virus: H10N3 variant of bird flu found in humans

China now at risk of new virus: H10N3 variant of bird flu found in humans, world’s second case after Russia; more deadly than previous viruses

H10N3 variant of bird flu

Another threat has been received from China. Here the H10N3 variant of bird flu has been found in humans. On Tuesday, the National Health Commission of China has informed that a person has been infected with it. According to the commission, a 41-year-old man in eastern Jiangsu province has been found infected with the H10N3 form of bird flu on May 28. However, the commission did not say how he got infected.

Know about H10N3

Bird flu is a disease mainly spread in birds and chickens. The H10N3 form of this virus has been placed in the category of less serious infectious disease. The risk of its widespread is said to be very low. Many different strains of avian influenza have been found in China. They infect people sporadically. Usually, those people, who are associated with poultry farming.

Talking about its H5N8 strain, it may be low risk for humans, but it is very deadly for wild birds and poultry. Earlier in April, the extremely dangerous H5N6 avian flu was found in wild birds in the city of Shenyang in northeast China. During 2016-2017, there were reports of about 300 deaths from the H7N9 strain in China. Since then, there has been a lot of information about the infection of bird flu in humans.

Bird Flu status in India

Cases of bird flu have been coming up in India too. Here, the H5N1 strain is more visible. In January this year, bird flu was also confirmed in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Rajasthan. Many cases of bird flu were also seen in India in 2006, 2012, 2015. Bird flu is mainly spread through birds and objects they come into contact with. According to the Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, bird flu infection in India is mostly through migratory birds. The Government of India had prepared an action plan to prevent bird flu in the year 2005 itself. Since then the rules are followed by making changes in this action plan. Birds are killed and buried on a large scale.

Also Read: What are the symptoms of Yellow Fungus? Know everything about it

How dangerous is Bird Flu

Avian Influenza ie H5N1 may be a bird-to-bird disease in origin. But sometimes it also happens from birds to humans. The news published in the Indian Express states that this disease is transmitted from humans to humans by having sex with an infected person or by being in physical contact. Like any seasonal flu, its symptoms are also fever, body pain, sore throat, runny nose, headache and fatigue, etc. After coming under the grip of this flu, the condition of the person deteriorates rapidly. The respiratory system starts to fail.  As of now, no such vaccine has been made for this flu, which can be given to humans.

It is worth noting that the first case of a human being infected with bird flu in the world was reported in Russia this February. That was the relatively less lethal H5N8 variant of bird flu. While the H10N3 variant is believed to be somewhat more lethal. However, according to China’s official channel CGTN TV, the H10N3 victim is undergoing treatment in Zhenjiang city, his condition is fine.

He may be released from the hospital soon. Chinese health officials are also currently not giving much attention to the infection of H10N3 reaching humans. According to him, the chances of H10N3 spreading like a large-scale pandemic are low.

China is already on target in the case of corona infection China is currently on target of the whole world for the origin of Corona Virus. Many scientists have claimed that the corona did not arise naturally. It has been made by the scientists of the Wuhan Lab of China. They made such changes in the virus so that it appeared naturally from bats.

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