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First Human Case of H10N8 Avian Influenza — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
December 19, 2013

First Human Case of H10N8 Avian Influenza

By the Editors

A Chinese woman has died after becoming infected with H10N8 avian influenza, the first confirmed human case, the Associated Press reports. The woman was 73, had several comorbidities, and had been in contact with live poultry.

A World Health Organization official called the development "worrisome" but said there is currently no evidence of human-to-human transmission.

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