A man was hospitalized in the southwest of the country after being infected with the H5N6 strain, but experts noted that the risk of the virus spreading widely is very low.
China has confirmed a human case of H5N6 avian influenza in Sichuan Province, reach Reuters, citing Chinese media.
The injured is a 55-year-old man, who is currently in Pachong City Hospital. Accordingly With Chinese broadcaster CGTN, the patient showed symptoms of fever on June 30 and tested positive for the virus on July 6.
Local authorities activated an emergency response and euthanized birds in the area were killed. Experts said the infection was an occasional case and “the risk of an unseen epidemic is very low”.
The H5N6 virus is one of several versions of potentially dangerous, which was first discovered eight years ago in Laos, and quickly spread to China and other countries.
From 2014 to last week, 32 human cases of H5N6 were confirmed, as well as 19 deaths. Second The World Health Organization in Asia.
In June, the Chinese National Health Commission reported the discovery of The first case in the world of H10N3 avian influenza in humans in eastern Jiangsu Province.
The committee concluded that H10N3 strain Few of the pathogens of the bird virus that “do not have the ability to effectively infect humans”, so the risk of the virus spreading widely is “very low”.
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