China reports fast rise of A/H1N1 flu deaths
www.chinaview.cn 2009-12-02 21:37:29   Print
°§Chinese mainland saw a faster increase of deaths from A/H1N1 influenza in past weeks.
°§A total of 74 deaths were reported in the week from Nov. 23 to 29.
°§Reported deaths in the previous two weeks were 28 and 51 respectively.

    BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland saw a faster increase of deaths from the A/H1N1 influenza in the past weeks, according to the Ministry of Health.

    A total of 74 deaths were reported in the week from Nov. 23 to 29, said a notice issued on the ministry's website Wednesday. Reported deaths in the previous two weeks were 28 and 51 respectively.

    About 91 percent of all the flu cases reported last week were of the A/H1N1 strain, compared with 89.8 percent in the previous week, the notice said.

    The ministry advised the public to keep warm in the cold weather, wash hands frequently and keep rooms ventilated.

    As of Monday, more than 27 million people nationwide had been inoculated with China-made A/H1N1 vaccine, according to the ministry.

    Four deaths had been reported after vaccination and three had been confirmed irrelevant to the vaccines, while cause of the other is not clear yet, the ministry said.

4 dead after China A/H1N1 inoculation, 3 confirmed irrelevant to vaccine: ministry

    BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Health said here Tuesday that four deaths had been reported after inoculated with China-made A/H1N1 flu vaccine and three had been confirmed irrelevant to the vaccines.

    The three deaths were "coincidental" and causes of the other death are yet to be finalized, Liang Wannian, director of the ministry's emergency response office, said at a press conference. Full story

H1N1 flu infected dogs "no threat to humans": experts

    BEIJING, Nov. 30 -- Health experts in China have assured pet-lovers they need not panic following the discovery of two dogs infected with the deadly H1N1 flu at the weekend.

    The animals were diagnosed in Beijing and, while it is possible for pets to transfer viruses to their owners, scientists said there is no evidence to suggest pets are already spreading the illness. Full story

China urges intensified supervision on A/H1N1 flu in animals

    BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture has called for intensified monitoring and investigation of A/H1N1 flu in animals after two samples from sick dogs were tested positive for the virus.

    The veterinary clinic of College of Veterinary Medicine at the China Agricultural University reported Wednesday that two out of 52 samples from sick dogs were tested positive for A/H1N1 flu virus, the ministry said late Friday. Full story

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Editor: Li Xianzhi
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