The government said Tuesday that a man in eastern China has contracted what could be the world’s first human case of the H10N3 strain of bird flu, but the risk of widespread is low.
The 41-year-old man was hospitalized on April 28 in Jiangsu Province, northwest of Shanghai, and is in stable condition, according to the National Health Commission’s website.
According to the commission, no human cases of H10N3 have been reported elsewhere.
The infection was caused by an unintentional cross-species transmission, according to the statement. “There is a low risk of large-scale transmission.”