First suspected swine flu case in mainland China

May 10, 2009 18:54

China's Health Ministry has reported the first suspected case of swine flu on the mainland. The ministry said Sunday that the patient is a 30-year-old Chinese man surnamed Bao who had returned on Saturday to Chengdu, the capital of southwestern Sichuan province, from the United States where he is attending a university. The ministry said Bao took a flight from Tokyo and arrived in Beijing on Saturday. He flew onward from Beijing to Chengdu the same day.

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