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Shanghai's 1st flu patient discharged from hospital

THE first confirmed A/H1N1 flu patient in Shanghai was discharged from hospital at 3pm today.

The 30-year-old Chinese man, surnamed Shu, had lived in Australia and worked for an Australian company.

The man arrived in Shanghai on May 23 from Melbourne by Air China flight CA 178. He was confirmed as the first A/H1N1 case in Shanghai on May 25 and was then sent to the municipal public health clinical center to receive medical treatment under quarantine.

The patient had been served by 10 doctors and nurses before he was discharged from hospital, said Zhang Zhiyong, head of the clinical center. The center arranged a car to take him to the Pudong International Airport to leave for Shenyang City, Liaoning Province in northeastern China.

At present, three A/H1N1 flu patients are hospitalized in Shanghai. They are all in stable condition.

As of yesterday afternoon, the mainland had 21 confirmed A/H1N1 flu cases.


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