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China reports five more confirmed A/H1N1 flu cases

FIVE more A/H1N1 flu cases were confirmed on the Chinese mainland yesterday, bringing the total number to 72.

Beijing's Health Bureau said a woman surnamed Ma was tested positive for the virus Friday.

The 31-year-old woman arrived here Wednesday via flight CA984 from the United States. All the ten people who had close contacts with her have been quarantined.

Another 34-year-old woman, surnamed Yang, arrived in Beijing Tuesday via flight HU496 from the United States. She was tested positive for the virus on Friday. The five people who had close contacts with her have been quarantined.

Beijing has reported 16 A/H1N1 patients so far.

In Hubei Province, a 18-month-old girl was tested A/H1N1 positive Thursday, the provincial health administration said yesterday.

The Chinese-American, the third confirmed case of the virus in the province, arrived in the capital Wuhan on May 30 via a flight from Dallas, United States.

In Guangdong Province, a 19-year-old man was tested A/H1N1 positive Friday, the provincial health administration said.

The man, Guangdong's 23th confirmed case, left Canada with symptoms of cough, headache and sore throat and arrived in Shenzhen city Thursday.

The administration has quarantined 24 people who had close contacts with him and are tracing others.

So far, 12 A/H1N1 flu patients have recovered and left hospital and 11 are still being treated in Guangdong.

In Sichuan Province, a 40-year-old woman was confirmed to have the virus yesterday, the second such case in the region.

The Chinese-American arrived in the provincial capital Chengdu on Tuesday and began a trip in the Jiuzhaigou tourist destination in Sichuan Wednesday. She felt sick Thursday and returned to Chengdu Friday.

The local health authorities have traced some 110 people who had close contact with her.

In Fujian Province, 11 A/H1N1 patients have been discharged from hospital and three are still hospitalized.

So far, the Chinese mainland has registered 23 confirmed A/H1N1 patients in Guangdong, 16 in Beijing, eight in Shanghai, 14in Fujian Province, two in Zhejiang Province, three in Hubei Province, one in Hunan Province, one in Shandong Province, two in Sichuan Province, one in Shanxi Province, one in Henan Province

There have been no reports of deaths from A/H1N1 flu in China.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region confirmed one more case of A/H1N1 yesterday, raising the number of such cases to 33.


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