The Jiangxi provincial health authority confirmed that a 73-year-old woman died in early December after being infected by the H10N8 bird flu virus, a strain previously unknown in humans, Xinhua reported Wednesday. The woman had visited a local live poultry market before contracting the virus. Unnamed experts said the death was an individual case and the risk of human infection remained low. The report said the woman’s close contacts were being monitored and had so far showed no signs of the disease.
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