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China reports first swine flu case

A Chinese man who recently returned from the US has tested positive for influenza A(H1N1), the health ministry said on Monday.

world Updated: May 11, 2009 11:05 IST
Xinhua

A Chinese man who recently returned from the US has tested positive for influenza A(H1N1), the health ministry said on Monday.

The 30-year-old man, identified by his surnamed Bao, was the first confirmed case of swine flu reported in China.

The patient was under observation at the Chengdu Infectious Disease Hospital and people who had close contact with him were also isolated for medical observation.