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80 A/H1N1 flu cases confirmed on Chinese mainland
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10:05, June 08, 2009

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Eight more A/H1N1 flu cases were confirmed on the Chinese mainland Sunday, bringing the total number to 80.

Three new cases were reported in Beijing, including a 12-year-old Chinese boy and two foreigners, the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau said.

The boy studied in the United States and returned to China from Orlando Saturday, the bureau said.

The two foreigners were from the disease control authorities of a southeast Asian nation, and they had been attending a training class in Beijing, the bureau said.

Meanwhile, two new cases were reported in Shanghai, including a 47-year-old Chinese woman and a 24-year-old French man, said Chen Qiwei, a spokesman for the Shanghai municipal government.

In the southeastern city of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, a two-year-old Chinese girl was confirmed to be infected with A/H1N1 flu Sunday, the Fujian Provincial Health Department reported.

Also Sunday, two more A/H1N1 patients infected through local transmission were confirmed in the southwestern city of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, bring the total number of such cases to six on the Chinese mainland.

The two patients were identified as an 18-year-old woman surnamed Li and a 56-year-old woman surnamed Liu, the Sichuan Health Department reported.

So far, the Chinese mainland has registered 23 confirmed A/H1N1 patients in Guangdong Province, 19 in Beijing, 15 in Fujian Province, 10 in Shanghai, four in Sichuan Province, three in Hubei Province, two in Zhejiang Province, one in Hunan Province, one in Shandong Province, one in Shanxi Province, and one in Henan Province.

There have been no reports of deaths from A/H1N1 flu on the Chinese mainland.

In the Chinese capital, the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau designated Sunday eight more hospitals to admit confirmed A/H1N1 flu patients, bringing the total number to 10.

Meanwhile, the bureau began to list schools as another key place for disease prevention, in addition to hospitals and communities. The bureau suggested all primary and high schools in the city to closely monitor students' health conditions.

Source: Xinhua



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