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Flight attendant has H1N1 virus

A FLIGHT attendant who served Shanghai's first swine flu case was confirmed as the city's fourth case yesterday and the third victim on an Air China flight from Melbourne.

The 33-year-old Chinese woman was the purser in flight CA178's economy class and had served the city's first victim, identified as Shu, on the flight.

The woman was put under medical observation with other crew members and passengers after arriving at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on May 23.

She was later sent to an infectious diseases hospital in Pudong New Area for quarantine. Later, a sample test showed she was positive for the H1N1 virus.

She was then sent to the Shanghai Public Health Clinic Center, a designated hospital for swine flu cases.

A test at the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday confirmed her as the city's fourth case.

Earlier yesterday, the city's third case was confirmed.

The 22-year-old Chinese man, on the same flight from Melbourne, is in a stable condition in hospital and most of his symptoms have eased.

A 26-year-old woman studying in the United States was Shanghai's second confirmed case. She arrived on an American Airlines flight last Saturday.


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