Beijing Reports Seventh Imported A(H1N1) Confirmed Flu Patient

Beijing Health Bureau has recently announced an A(H1N1) confirmed flu patient reported by Beijing Municipality on May 30, the seventh imported confirmed patient that has ever been reported in the city.

The patient, a Mr. Li, aged 23, a Chinese, is a student of Princeton University in New Jersey of USA. He took Flight C089 at 15:00 on May 26, local time, from USA and reached Beijing at 15:00 on May 27.Feeling a fever and sore muscles at 9:00 in the morning of May 29, he took a body temperature test himself, which showed 37.5℃, and then went to Haidian Hospital, where he was taken to Ditan Hospital for separate therapy.

On May 30, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention detected the throat swab for the case, which showed the positive nucleic acid value for A(H1N1) flu virus. Based on the clinical performance, the epidemiological investigation and the laboratory detection result, the expert team of Beijing Municipality has confirmed the patient as an A(H1N1) flu patient according to the diagnosis and treatment plan formulated by the Ministry of Health.

At present, the patient has a normal temperature and stable disease status. Those with close contact with the case have been taken to the designated place for medical observation.

Relevant information has been reported to the Ministry of Health and Beijing Municipal People's Government.




[source:Beijing Municipal Health Bureau]