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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:42 pm 
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Is China finally starting to come to their senses?

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2010- ... 805591.htm

China advises less travel ahead of Spring Festival amid flu fear
www.chinaview.cn 2010-01-14 01:03:24

BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Health on Wednesday advised children, old people and other vulnerable groups to stay put for the upcoming Spring Festival in a bid to prevent an A/H1N1 outbreak.

Usually a large number of Chinese people, mostly migrant workers and students, travel back home for family reunions in time of the Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 14, resulting in a highpeak of mass transportation.

Pregnant women, children, the elderly, obese people and those with chronic diseases were advised not to frequent crowded places and see doctors as soon as possible if experiencing respiratory symptoms, the ministry said on its official website.

The Chinese mainland reported 51 deaths from the A/H1N1 influenza in the week from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, with 2,173 new cases confirmed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:25 am 
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If a Chinese hospital is OK with releasing an ill patient, on the condition that they will be cleared of any wrong doing, it sure makes a lot of other stories regarding H1N1 and the Chinese health care system coming out of China seem more plausible. I tend to not give many of the stories on anti-Chinese Communist sites credence, as they sound ludicrous, maybe we should?

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=426068

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H1N1 boy alive when released from hospital
By Cyril Li | 2010-1-18 |

THE three-year-old toddler who was infected with swine flu and whose body was discovered in a ditch in Guangzhou City was alive when discharged from hospital, according to a government investigation.

However, the family claimed they were not properly informed of the boy's condition, the Guangzhou Daily reported yesterday, citing a government press release.

Meanwhile, police said they suspected no crime.

The Guangzhou government said on Saturday that Zhou Hongdu was alive when released from hospital on December 6.

According to Guangzhou's health authorities, Zhou was sent to the No. 1 Hospital on November 26 for fever and coughs and moved to Guangzhou Children's Hospital on December 3 for quarantine because he was diagnosed with H1N1 virus.

He became critically ill in the next two days and the hospital reported his situation to the family four times.

Zhou's family members twice negotiated with the hospital on December 6 to end treatment even though Zhou's condition had improved and a further test on the virus proved negative.

The hospital agreed and Zhou's father signed a statement saying he understood his son's condition and that the hospital should not be blamed for any deterioration after discharging the boy.

The family picked up Zhou about 11pm that day.

Zhou's body was found three days later in a ditch alongside an expressway.

Zhou's family initially insisted that the hospital said there was little chance Zhou would survive before they signed to end treatment.

The family even complained that they were not told the boy had swine flu.


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