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26 H1N1 fatalities reported in Beijing

BEIJING had registered 26 deaths among the 9,007 people infected by H1N1 flu so far, the municipal health bureau said yesterday.

Of the cases, including 8,655 Beijing people and 352 from overseas, 80 were in a critical condition, said Zhao Tao, a disease control official with the health bureau.

A large-scale outbreak of the disease is unlikely in Beijing in the near future, Xinhua news agency reported, citing Zhao.

Almost 1.8 million people had been inoculated against the virus in the city so far, half of them students, according to Zhao.

The Ministry of Health said on its Website yesterday that 21.18 million people had been inoculated against H1N1 nationwide as of Monday.

As of November 23, almost 70,000 H1N1 flu cases have been reported on the Chinese mainland, with 54 deaths, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, Shanghai said there was no swine-flu outbreaks at local schools.

The city had enhanced its H1N1 control and prevention, said Xu Jianguang, head of the Shanghai Health Bureau.

About 800,000 people in Shanghai had received swine flu vaccines, with no strong adverse effects, said Xu.

A total of 2.1 million people from key groups would be inoculated by the end of the year, he said.

The second wave of H1N1 infections is expected to hit the southern province of Guangdong next month, according to Huang Fei, deputy director of the provincial health department.

By Sunday, Guangdong had 5,882 cases including 34 in a critical condition and seven deaths, said Huang.

Shandong Province has ordered any school with more than five cases of suspected H1N1 infection to be closed for seven days.


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