Sunday, January 6, 2013

1,000,000 Chinese receive "emergency treatment" for H1N1 flu in just past week in Beijing

Beijing has registered its first two H1N1-related deaths since 2010, following the death of two Chinese women, 10 days ago.

A 65-year-old cancer patient died last Friday, while a 22-year-old migrant worker succumbed to the disease on Dec 27.

Beijing Daily quoted Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention director Deng Ying as saying, influenza cases reported here were at its peak over the past five years, while the H1N1 strain had become the most dominant.

He said, there were 1.04 million patients receiving treatment at emergency departments of Beijing's second-level or above medical institutions between Dec 24 and 30.

A total of 28,567 patients, or 2.75 per cent of the total number of patients are afflicted with a clear influenza-like illness, as indicated by the Beijing Influenza Surveillance data.