A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3. But both China and the World Health Organisation have said that at this time, there is no indication of human-to-human transmission, nor is there any indication that H10N3 can spread easily in humans. Following recent avian flu outbreaks in Africa and Eurasia, the head of China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention however last week urged stricter surveillance in poultry farms, markets and wild birds.