Macao woman from US not carrying virus

2009-05-02 21:14

Source : Government Information Bureau

A Macao woman who returned from the United States of America with mild influenza is not carrying the Influenza A (H1N1) and has been discharged from hospital, the Health Bureau announced this evening.


The 25-year-old woman, who returned from California via Taipei and Hong Kong, had developed slight influenza symptoms but no fever.


She went to Kiang Wu Hospital and was transferred to Hospital Conde S. Januário for further diagnosis. After tests, she was ruled out from carrying influenza A (H1N1) virus and was discharged.


The Ministry of Health of the Central Government notified Macao that a Macao male resident took the same flight from Shanghai to Guangdong with a Mexican who was later confirmed as carrying influenza A (H1N1) virus.


The Macao resident, aged 45, had not entered Macao, according to immigration records. The Health Bureau is trying to locate him to follow up on his health condition.


The Department Health of Hong Kong notified of Macao that no Macao resident sat close to the Mexican confirmed with the virus on the flight.


Three Macao women who stayed at the Metropark Hotel, where Hong Kong's first confirmed case stayed, were sent to Lady MacLehose Holiday Village for quarantine for seven days. The Health Bureau would follow up on their situation and provide necessary assistance.


To date there is no probable or confirmed human case of influenza A (H1N1) in Macao.

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