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First case of H3N8 bird flu in humans

The first human infection with the H3N8 bird flu virus has been detected in China. This was announced by health authorities. However, large-scale transmission among humans is not expected. According to AFP, the National Health Commission of China stated that the risk was low. The infection was found in a four-year-old boy from Henan province. He had been hospitalized with fever and other symptoms in early April. Authorities called the case a “one-time transmission”. Bird flu mainly occurs in wild birds. Human-to-human transmissions are extremely rare. nib

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