A 41-year-old man in China's eastern Jiangsu province has been confirmed as the first case of human infection with the H10N3 bird flu strain, China's National Health Commission said on Tuesday (NHC).
The man, resident of Zhejiang city, was hospitalized on 28 April after the onset of fever and other symptoms, the NHC said in a statement.
He was diagnosed with the H10N3 bird flu virus on 28 May, said the statement, without giving details of how the man was infected with the virus.
H10N3 is a small pathogen or relatively less serious strain of the virus in poultry and the risk of it spreading on a large scale was very low., added the NHC.
The man was stable and ready to be discharged from the hospital. Medical tracking and monitoring of his close contacts did not confirm other cases.
Many different strains of bird flu exist in China and some sporadically infect humans, usually those working with poultry. There were no significant numbers of human infections with avian influenza from the H7N9 strain that killed approximately 300 people during the period 2016-2017.
No other cases of human H10N3 infection have been reported worldwide in the past, said the NHC.