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Mainland cases of H1N1 hit 13

THE number of swine flu cases on the Chinese mainland rose to 13 after Guangdong Province reported its second victim of the H1N1 virus yesterday.

Two suspected cases were also reported on the mainland yesterday.

A 62-year-old Chinese American man tested positive for swine flu yesterday at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Guangdong Provincial Health Bureau said. The patient's temperature was reported to be normal last night, and all 23 people who had close contact with him have been quarantined.

The US citizen arrived in Hong Kong on May 17 on Cathay Pacific flight CX879 from San Francisco. He took a bus to Taishan in Guangdong on May 18.

He developed a fever on May 20 and saw a doctor on May 22. The next day, he went to the People's Hospital in Taishan, where he tested positive for H1N1 flu.

Also yesterday, suspected cases were reported in Shanghai (see below) and Fujian Province. The Fujian victim, a 25-year-old Chinese man, arrived in Beijing on Monday on Air China flight CA982 from New York and then flew to Fuzhou, capital of Fujian, on CA1821, the same day.

He had a cough and sore throat early Tuesday and went to the Fuzhou No. 2 Hospital, where his temperature was found to be 37.5 degrees Celsius.

He tested positive for swine flu yesterday at the Fujian Provincial Disease Control and Prevention Center and was awaiting confirmation by national health officials.





 

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