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New suspected flu case in Fujian spent night in Shanghai

THE health authorities of Fujian Province today reported a new suspected A/H1N1 influenza case who spent a night in Shanghai on Wednesday.

The case is a 23-year-old Chinese man, who had studied in Canada.

The man left Toronto on Tuesday and arrived in Shanghai at 3:35pm Wednesday on Air Canada flight AC087. He stayed at a hotel in Shanghai Wednesday night. He then took Xiamen Airlines flight MFA 8502 in the morning and arrived at the Gaoqi International Airport in Xiamen city, Fujian Province. Then he took a car with his relatives to go back home in Dehua County of Quanzhou city in the province.

On yesterday morning, the man developed headache and a sore throat and went to a local hospital.

Last night, the man was tested positive for A/H1N1 flu by the municipal Center of Disease Control and Prevention of Quanzhou.

The provincial Center of Disease Control and Prevention reexamined this morning the results which was also positive.

The provincial health authorities of Fujian said the man is still suffering from a cough, headache, sore throat and fatigue.

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


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