China reports another H10N8 case

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Health authorities in east China's Jiangxi Province confirmed on Thursday another human case of H10N8, a new strain of bird flu.

The patient, a 75-year-old man in Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi, developed symptoms and was admitted to hospital on Feb. 4. The patient died on Feb. 8, the provincial health and family planning department announced.

Health experts called on the public to stay away from live poultry and to have good hygiene habits.

On Dec. 17, local health authorities in Jiangxi confirmed the first human infection of H10N8, when a 73-year-old woman died from the virus. Health experts then said H10N8 was known among birds, but human infection had never been reported before.

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