The Ministry of Health reported a second suspected case of swine flu on Tuesday, this time involving a man in Shandong province, the South China Morning Post reported, citing state media. The man travelled from Canada to Beijing on Friday and developed flu-like symptoms on Sunday. He reported his symptoms to provincial health authorities while on a train to Jinan on Monday and was sent to the Jinan Infectious Disease Hospital for isolation and treatment. Test results showed he was “suspected positive” for swine flu. A virus specimen will be sent to the national Center for Disease Control for further testing. It is not known how many people were in close contact with the patient. Health officials are still trying to locate 34 people who had close contact with the mainland’s first confirmed case of swine flu in Chengdu.
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