China reports 2nd death of A/H1N1 flu

09:31, October 18, 2009      

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China has reported its second death of A/H1N1 influenza on Friday, according to a Health Ministry statement on its website.

A 43-year-old woman, in Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province died of A/H1N1 influenza at about 2:41 pm on Friday at the provincial contagious disease hospital, local health authorities said.

She was hospitalized on Tuesday for fever, coughing and sore throat, and became a confirmed case on Thursday, said Ma Rucun, director of the hospital.

China reported its first death of A/H1N1 influenza after an 18-year-old Tibetan woman died on October 4.

The Chinese mainland had reported 26,348 confirmed cases of A/H1N1 influenza as of Friday, 22,746 of which had recovered and 23 cases with heavy symptoms, 10 of which had recovered, the notice said.

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