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H10N8 avian flu virus claims its first known human casualty

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1360
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

As China grapples with H7N9 avian influenza, which had infected 113 people and killed 25 this year as of 3 February, the country’s health authorities have reported the first known human death from a different avian flu virus, type H10N8.

The victim was a 73 year old woman who was admitted to hospital in Nanchang City, Jiangxi province, four days after visiting a live poultry market. Nine days after the onset of illness she developed …

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