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6 more mainland swine flu cases

THE tally of swine flu cases on the Chinese mainland rose to 39 yesterday as Beijing announced three more cases, Guangdong reported one more and the eastern Fujian Province announced two more people infected with the virus yesterday afternoon.

A four-year-old girl, who arrived in Beijing last Thursday by Air Canada flight AC031 from Canada with some family members, became Beijing's 11th confirmed patient, said the Beijing Health Bureau.

The girl, surnamed Zou, felt sick on Friday and was quarantined on Sunday. She was hospitalized yesterday.

The 10th confirmed case was a 13-year-old girl, who flew in along with her parents, brother and sister by Air Canada flight AC029 from Canada on Friday.

The girl, surnamed Fang, began to show symptoms on Sunday. She was hospitalized yesterday.

Beijing's ninth swine flu case was a 26-year-old Chinese man who arrived in the capital on Qatar Airways flight QR898 from Yemen last Tuesday.

The man fell sick on Friday and went to hospital on Saturday, the bureau said.

He tested positive for the virus on Sunday, according to the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The patient is stable and the people who had close contact with him have been quarantined, the bureau said.

Guangdong Province reported one more case last night, the 12th in Guangdong.

The 20-year-old Chinese-American arrived in Guangzhou on May 25 by Air China flight CA982 and went to Guangdong's Maoming City by train. He tested H1N1 positive yesterday and is in stable condition.

Health authorities in Fujian reported yesterday two more confirmed cases, involving two Chinese children of American nationality.

One patient is a six-year-old boy and the other is a nine-year-old girl. Both left New York with family members traveling to Hong Kong last Tuesday and took flight KA660 from Hong Kong to Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian on Thursday, said the authorities.

They fell sick and went to hospital on Sunday where they tested positive for swine flu.

Henan Province reported yesterday its first suspected swine flu case, a three-year-old girl of American nationality.


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