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May
11

BEIJING — China confirmed its first case of A/H1N1 swine flu Monday and said it was attempting to quarantine all the passengers who had flown with the sick man aboard a flight from Tokyo.

The patient, identified only as a 30-year-old with the surname Bao, is a university student in the U.S., Chinese health officials said. He flew from St. Louis via St. Paul, Minnesota, to Tokyo before boarding Northwest Airlines flight NW029 to Beijing Saturday. He then took an internal flight to Chengdu, the capital of western China’s Sichuan province.
About 120 of the 143 passengers on the flight from Tokyo have been contacted, including several dozen foreign nationals. So far, none are known to have symptoms, but the officials said they were “persuading them to take quarantine measures.” It was unclear how many are already in quarantine.

Chinese medical authorities said that 130 of 150 passengers on the domestic flight with the sick man also were put in quarantine.

The patient was first suspected of having the flu after checking into a hospital on Sunday. By Monday, health authorities said they had confirmed the swine flu. China has developed its own rapid flu-detection kits, officials said. Mr. Bao appears to be recovering, Chinese health officials said.

In Hong Kong, authorities on Friday lifted a quarantine that had kept nearly 300 guests and employees in a hotel for a week after coming into contact with a Mexican traveler infected with the influenza. Other passengers in some 19 provinces across China who had traveled with him were also released from.

China, which had been criticized for its handling of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in 2003, has reacted aggressively this time to isolate any cases. But it has been accused of unfairly targeting some foreign citizens.

Overall, health officials around the world have confirmed 4,694 cases, the World Health Organization said Monday on its Web site, though thousands of other cases are suspected.

The WHO recommends isolating and putting under medical observation anyone in close contact with a confirmed flu case, but leaves up to individual countries the details of implementation. The organization on Sunday said 49 people — 45 in Mexico, two in the U.S. and one each in Canada and Costa Rica have died of confirmed cases of the flu. Washington state health officials have confirmed a third U.S. fatality. (The WHO tends to lag behind current data, but its figures are considered more authoritative.)

Elsewhere, a 32-year-old Dutch woman who arrived in Indonesia over the weekend is suspected of having A/H1N1 and has been placed in isolation at a hospital on the island of Bali, the state news service Antara said. And Singapore’s Ministry of Health lowered its alert level amid signs the flu virus is milder than originally feared.

Taiwan’s two positive flu cases were disclosed as false alarms hours later. Early Monday morning, health officials there backtracked and said the patients had tested negative after all

May
08

Name of Formula: Influenza Preventing Herbal Tea (provided by the Health Department of City of Shen Zhen, Guangdong, China)
Medical function of formula: strengthen the body to rid of infection.

Composition of formula:

huang qin 5g, huang qi10g, huo xiang 10g, fang feng 5g,
ge gen 20g, sheng gan cao 5g.
Simmer with water for 45 minutes. Use as tea. One package per day. Use for 3 days.
The tea is being brewed and provided free by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of City of Shen Zhen, Guangdong, China for the public.
(These are common herb available in Chinese herb stores. Scroll down for Chinese writing).
This tea formula is based on the two H1N1 influenza (swine flu) prevention formulae prescribed by the Health Department of Shen Zhen City, Guangdong province of China. These formulae are for improvement the body to resist flu infection.
The 2 formulae:
Formula 1
Suitable for: those with strong body type or artificially hyper due to smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol.
Composition:
ge gen15g, huang qin10g, huo xiang10g, raw yi yi ren10g, raw gan cao 5 g.
Simmer with water for 45 minutes and use as tea.

Formula 2
Suitable for:weak body type or those with instant sweating and easy to get influenza.
Composition:
huang qi 20g, fang feng10g, bai zhu10g, jin yin huang10g, raw gan cao 5 g.
Simmer with water for 45 minutes and use as tea.

藥方名:防感湯1號方

功效:清熱化濕,透表達邪。
適應:體質壯實或平素煙酒過度者。

組成:
葛根15克,黃 芩10克,藿 香10克,生薏 苡仁10克 ,生甘 草5克。

藥方名:防感湯2號 方

功效:寓清於補,防止苦寒傷中,並借宣發之品,振奮衛陽,抵御外邪 。
適應:體質虛弱或自汗易感冒者。

組成:

黃耆20克 ,防 風10克,白 朮10克,金 銀花10克,生甘 草5克。

藥方名:防感湯 (出處:深圳市衛生局,深 圳市中醫院)

功效: 此方扶正祛邪,解表祛濕。

組成::

黃芩 5克,黃 耆10克,藿 香10克,防 風5克,葛 根20克,甘 草5克。
水煎服,每日1劑,連服3日。

小兒酌減,孕婦,脾胃虛寒者遵醫囑。

消息来源:2009年05月01日 00:01 中國日報

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