Bird flu H10N3: Is H10N3 a new strain of bird flu? How many strains are there?

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These include the first sequenced strain H5N1, H7N3, H7N7, H7N9, and H9N2.

Dr Nicole Robb, an assistant professor and RNA specialist at Warwick University, told the New Scientist specific subtypes cause more severe infections.

And thankfully for the patient in China, H10N3 is not one of them.

Dr Robb said: “The good news is that the H10N3 bird flu virus is an ‘H10’ virus, or ‘low pathogenic subtype’, meaning that it causes few signs of disease in birds and that these viruses also very rarely cause serious disease in humans.”

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