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Another Chinese threat: First case of bird flu in humans, four-year-old child infected

China’s National Health Commission said on Tuesday that a four-year-old child in central Henan province was hospitalized in early April with a range of symptoms, including fever. After various tests, the presence of H3N8 strain of avian flu was found in his body.

Before the fourth wave of corona virus came, the news of the outbreak of bird flu has come to the fore on Wednesday, which has increased the panic among the people. Let us tell you that a four-year-old child has been infected with the bird flu virus. The child is from China. The H3N8 strain of avian flu has started spreading in China, already battling the havoc of Corona. However, experts claim that the chances of the virus spreading to humans are slim.

The first H3N8 strain of avian flu was detected in several North American birds in 2002. After this the virus was found in the body of horses and dogs. China’s National Health Commission said on Tuesday that a four-year-old child in central Henan province was hospitalized in early April with a range of symptoms, including fever. After various tests, the presence of H3N8 strain of avian flu was found in his body. This means that he is infected with bird flu.

The family of the infected child has informed the National Health Commission that they keep chickens at home. In addition, the area where they live has a large number of wild ducks. The baby is directly infected by birds. According to the National Health Commission, apart from the child, this virus has not been found in any family member. The commission has claimed that, there is still no possibility of the virus spreading to the general public. However, caution is needed. That’s why experts are advising people to stay away from dead birds and chickens.

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