Shenzhen H1N1 flu cases surge
Since implementation of the daily zero reporting system of severe and dead H1N1 flu cases, the statistical result of the first day is that, as of November 22, with one patient dead, 12 in hospital and 2 in danger, a total of 1156 have been confirmed with H1N1 flue, According to the Shenzhen Department of Health.
In the previous two weeks, the number of flu-like illnesses diagnosed in city hospitals had fallen, but was still higher than the average recorded in previous years.
Because testing for H1N1 virus was no longer conducted on patients with minor symptoms of flu, the actual number of swine flu cases could be higher than the official figure, commission officials said.
With the change in weather, the spread of the swine flu virus will accelerate, posing a serious threat to local residents, experts say.
Meanwhile, 12 people had shown side effects after being inoculated with free swine flu vaccine, the city’s medication and medical equipment appraisal center said yesterday. They had either recovered or were recovering.
The 12 showed symptoms of headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and chest tightness. The two most serious cases involved symptoms such as muscle soreness and irregular heartbeat.
The first batch of the H1N1 vaccine arrived in Shenzhen late last month. By Friday, about 77,000 people had been inoculated, including 32,638 students.
Shenzhen Post Elaine Contributes to the News.
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