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Chinese mainland reports nine more A/H1N1 flu cases, two patients recover

2009-06-04 09:04 BJT

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BEIJING, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Nine new cases of A/H1N1 flu were reported in south China's Guangdong Province and eastern Fujian Province on Wednesday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland to 58.

Four cases in Guangdong respectively involved two women, aged 41 and 61, a 29-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy, said the Guangdong Provincial Department of Health.

The 41-year-old Chinese Canadian traveled to Zhongshan City, Guangdong, on May 29 from Toronto, Canada, via Hong Kong. She developed cough and a fever two days later. She was receiving treatment at hospital in Shunde City at present.

Another woman, a Chinese American, arrived in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, on May 28 from San Francisco, the United States. She was sent to hospital on June 1 due to some flu symptoms, and was diagnosed positive to A/H1N1 flu.

The 29-year-old American man was found having a fever at Guangzhou airport on Monday after he flew to Guangzhou from New York (on flight OZ 221 New York-Seoul and flight OZ 369 Seoul-Guangzhou).

The Chinese boy fell ill at his Guangzhou home on Tuesday, one day after he arrived in Hong Kong from New York via Los Angeles and Seoul.

A total of 117 people who had close contacts with the four patients have been put under medical observation, the department said.