China is already facing lakhs of cases of corona in many parts of its country. Recently a fresh case of bird flu has been confirmed in 4 years old in China. China recorded the first human infection with the H3N8 strain of Bird Flu in the country’s Henan province on Tuesday.
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced the case in a statement but said the risk of it spreading among people was low.
A four-year-old boy was found to have been infected with the virus after developing several symptoms including fever. The child had been in contact with chickens and crows raised at his home, it added.
The health commission said the H3N8 variant has previously been detected elsewhere in the world in horses, dogs, birds, and seals. However, added that no human cases of H3N8 have been reported.
An initial assessment determined the variant did not yet have the ability to effectively infect humans, and the risk of a large-scale epidemic was low, it added.
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