A four-year-old boy from Zhumadian, in the Henan province, was confirmed to be carrying the variant after suffering from a fever on April 5, the National Health Commission (NHC) announced on Tuesday.  The child had been in contact with chickens and crows raised at his home.  The virus is usually spread through touching infected birds and their droppings or when preparing infected poultry for cooking

Not now, bird flu! China confirms first human case of H3N8 strain

Not now, bird flu! China confirms first human case of H3N8 strain A four-year-old boy from in the Henan province is first confirmed H3N8 case The child had been in contact with chickens and crows raised at his home But no close contacts were infected with and officials say risk to public is low By …

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