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Suspected A/H1N1 flu case reported in S China's Guangdong

2009-05-27 01:32:29 GMT2009-05-27 09:32:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese health inspectors in protective outfits check the body temperature of passengers in the airplane from Malaysia upon its arrival at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday May 26, 2009. Health authorities on Monday confirmed three new cases of swine flu on mainland China, bringing the number of people sickened with the H1N1 virus to 11. (AP Photo)

Chinese health inspectors in protective outfits check the body temperature of passengers in the airplane from Malaysia upon its arrival at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday May 26, 2009. Health authorities on Monday confirmed three new cases of swine flu on mainland China, bringing the number of people sickened with the H1N1 virus to 11. (AP Photo)

Chinese health inspectors in protective outfits check the body temperature of passengers in the airplane from Malaysia upon its arrival at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday May 26, 2009. Health authorities on Monday confirmed three new cases of swine flu on mainland China, bringing the number of people sickened with the H1N1 virus to 11. (AP Photo)

GUANGZHOU, May 27 (Xinhua) -- The health authorities of southern China's Guangdong Province reported a new suspected A/H1N1 influenza case early Wednesday.

The case involved a 62-year-old ethnic Chinese man of U.S. nationality, who arrived in Hong Kong on May 17 on Cathay Pacific flight CX 879 from San Francisco. He took a bus to Taishan, Jiangmen in Guangdong Province, on May 18.

He developed a fever on May 20 and saw a doctor on May 22. The next day, he went to the People's Hospital of Taishan city, and was tested positive for A/H1N1 flu by the municipal Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

On Tuesday, the Guangdong provincial and Guangzhou municipal centers of Disease Control and Prevention also tested the case A/H1N1 positive.

The provincial health authorities diagnosed the case as a suspected A/H1N1 flu case on Tuesday night.

As of Tuesday, the mainland had 12 confirmed A/H1N1 flu cases.

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