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China reports first case of H3N8 bird flu as 4-yr-old from Henan infected

A four-year-old boy from central Henan province was found to have been infected with the variant after developing a fever and other symptoms on April 5

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China | Bird Flu | health

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Bird Flu
China has huge populations of both farmed and wild birds of many species, creating an ideal environment for avian viruses to mix and mutate. (Photo: Shutterstock)

has recorded the first human infection with the H3N8 strain of bird flu, the country's authority said on Tuesday, but said the risk of it spreading among people was low.

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First Published: Tue, April 26 2022. 19:56 IST

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