H1N1 outbreak in central China school
www.chinaview.cn 2009-08-08 18:43:13   Print

    CHANGSHA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- A school in central China's Hunan Province has reported an outbreak of H1N1 influenza, local health authorities said on Saturday.

    Some pupils at the Yongzhou No. 1 Middle School in Yongzhou city in southern Hunan began to show symptoms of 'flu on Thursday. A total of 13 were suspected to have caught H1N1, said an official with the Hunan provincial health department.

    Four of the cases have been confirmed, while doctors were trying to identify the infection of the remaining nine.

    The outbreak has been reported to the Ministry of Health, said the official.

    The school has about 3,000 students and teachers. It is now the summer vacation but students are still at school having extra lessons.

    The additional lessons were cancelled after the outbreak.

    According to the Ministry of Health, 2,264 H1N1 cases on the Chinese mainland had been reported by 3 p.m. Saturday, among whom 2,122 have recovered.

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Editor: Wang Guanqun
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