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New Virus Detected in China: H3N8

The first human infection with the H3N8 strain of bird flu was detected in China. A child from Zhumadian city in Henan province developed a fever and other symptoms on April 5 and was hospitalized on April 10 after his condition worsened, China’s National Health Commission said in a statement. cost lifetime. We are getting ready to leave Kovid-19 behind with the help of factors such as the billions of vaccines made around the world and the lower mortality rate of the Omicron variant.

While the world was preparing to say goodbye to the coronavirus, a very disturbing news came from China, the country where the virus was first seen.

Detected in a Child

In China, which has come to the fore with its strict quarantine regime recently, the first case of H3N8 virus transmitted to humans has been confirmed. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced that the virus was detected in a child from the city of Zhumadian in Henan province.

In the same statement, it was stated that fever and other symptoms began to appear in the case in question on April 5, and that he was hospitalized on April 10 due to the worsening of the situation.

Is it Transmitted From Person to Person?

NHC said the boy’s family raised chickens at home and lived in an area with wild ducks. While underlining the information that the child, who was taken to the hospital, was infected directly from birds, it was stated that the strain “does not have the ability to infect humans effectively”. While this is unlikely, the NHC has warned the public to stay away from dead or sick birds and seek hospitalization if they develop a fever or respiratory symptoms.

Most Significant Symptom High Fever

It is reported that the virus specifically targets a protein found in the respiratory tract of humans and settles there. Underlining that the most obvious symptom of H3N8 is high fever, experts state that there is difficulty in breathing among the symptoms.

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