BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese capital Beijing
Friday reported its third confirmed A/H1N1 flu patient, a 69-year man who has
just returned from Canada, the municipal health authority said.
The patient, surnamed Zhang, is also the sixth
confirmed case on the Chinese mainland.
Zhang, 69, is a Chinese national who had lived in
Canada for more than two years. He arrived in Beijing together with his wife on
May 16 on flight AC031 from Toronto, the Beijing Municipal Health Department
said in a press release..
The couple were picked up by their son at the airport
and driven home in a private car.
Zhang began to develop a fever around 9 a.m.
Thursday, along with muscle pain. He was then taken to No. 302 Hospital of the
People's Liberation Army for treatment, where he has since been in quarantine.
Zhang tested positive for the A/H1N1 virus in samples
obtained from him by the Academy of Military Medical Sciences and the Municipal
Center of Disease Control and Prevention Friday, said the press release.
His condition is stable and his temperature has
returned to normal.
The municipal health department has contacted four
people who were exposed to Zhang and placed them in quarantine. No one has shown
HONG KONG, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong reported the fourth confirmed case of influenza A/H1N1, which involved a female student who recently came back from the United States, local health authorities announced Friday evening.
The patient, a 19-year-old local resident studying in the U.S., returned from New York in the U.S. to Hong Kong onboard the Cathay Pacific flight CX831 on May 18, said Thomas Tsang, controller of the Center for Health Protection at a press briefing on Friday. Full story
BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- As the A/H1N1 flu continues to
spread around the world, Chinese health workers are striving to teach the public
how to avoid catching the virus.
From kindergartens to high schools, students are told to
wash their hands frequently and avoid crowds. Health and education authorities
have ordered schools to be alert to students with flu-like symptoms. Full story
18-year-old Liu Xinwei (C, front) waves
to journalists during the celebration of her fully recovery from the
A/H1N1 influenza at Ditan Hospital in Beijing, capital of China, May 22,
2009. Liu Xinwei, who was diagnosed with the A/H1N1 influenza after she
returned from the United States, was discharged from hospital in Beijing
on Friday after a week of treatment. (Xinhua/Li Wen) Photo
BEIJING/GUANGZHOU, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Two confirmed A/H1N1
influenza patients were discharged from hospitals in Beijing and Guangzhou on
Friday after a week of treatment.
One of the two patients was 18-year-old Liu Xinwei,
who was diagnosed with the flu after she returned from the United States. She
was hospitalized at Beijing's Ditan Hospital on May 15 and had a video meeting
with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday. Full story