Latest Mainland's H1N1 Flu Patient in Remission
    2009-05-14 11:53:51      Web Editor: Bao Congying

China's mainland, has reported a second confirmed case, of the H1N1 flu, as its first patient, remains in stable condition. Meanwhile, the virus continues to spread around the world, with Cuba reporting its first confirmed case. Tu Yun reports.

China's health authorities say the latest H1N1 flu case reported in eastern China's Shandong Province is already showing alleviated symptoms.

Li Zhongjun is the spokesman of the provincial health department.

"His temperature had fallen to 36.4 degrees as of midnight Tuesday. His sample has been delivered to the national center for disease control and prevention for further testing. Meanwhile we are trying our best to trace all the passengers who have had close contact with him."

The case, the second of its kind on the Chinese mainland so far, is a Chinese student returning from Canada to China.

He had stayed in Beijing for 3 days before showing syptoms.

Beijing health officials say they are also tracing those who had close contact with him.

The student is now in the Jinan Infectious Disease Hospital for isolation and treatment.

Health authorities say some of the people in close contact with him have been put under medical observation.

Meanwhile, authorities say the mainland's first confirmed H1N1 patient is recovering.

In Latin America,
Cuba has confirmed its first case of the H1N1 virus.

The patient is a Mexican medical student studying in Cuba.

A statement released through media from the Cuban health ministry detailed the situation.

"The systematic and methodological daily surveillance allowed us to detect 14 Mexican students with cold symptoms; the majority of them were released from the clinic and under observation. All of the students were investigated and up until now we have only had one confirmed case."

The ministry says in all of Cuba, authorities tested 84 possible cases in people of eight nationalities and had only found the one positive result.

According to the World Health Organization, by Wednesday morning, 30 countries and regions had reported over 5,000 confirmed cases, including 61 deaths.

Tu Yun, CRI news.


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