China reports seventh swine-flu case

May 23rd, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, May 23 (DPA) China’s health authorities confirmed a seventh case of swine flu as a Chinese-American man tested positive to the new strain of the H1N1 influenza virus, state media reported Saturday.
The 65-year-old man, whose name was given as Li, returned to Beijing from New York Thursday aboard an Air China flight, the official news agency Xinhua reported.

At the airport his temperature was recorded at 37.5 degrees Celsius, and he was immediately quarantined, the report said.

“Doctors have found all 14 people, all Chinese, sitting within three rows of Li on the plane,” Deng Ying, director of the Beijing municipal centre of disease control and prevention, was quoted as saying.

This is the fourth H1N1 case in the country’s capital Beijing, which has seen two other new flu infections since Thursday.

Separate flu cases were found in Sichuan, Guangzhou and Shandong provinces taking the total number to seven nationwide.

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