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Xinhua: One H10N8 Fatality Confirmed

The Department of Health in Jiangxi Province confirmed that a 73 year old woman died of H10N8 avian flu on December 6, 2013.

The Department of Health in Jiangxi Province issued an emergency notice on the case. “According to the notice, Nanchang City detected the influenza type A virus in the samples taken for this case. The China Disease Prevention and Control Center further tested and identified the virus as the H10N8 avian influenza virus.” 
“The patient was a 73 year old woman who was diagnosed as having severe pneumonia, hypertension, heart disease, and a condition of muscular weakness, with a low level of immunity. She was admitted to a hospital in Nanchang City for treatment on November 30, and died due to respiratory failure on December 6. The patient had a history of contact with live poultry markets.” 
"According to expert analysis, initial assessments consider that the death is an individual case and that the risk of human infection and spreading is low." 
 Source: Xinhua, December 18, 2013