China reports new cases of A/H1N1 flu

China reported nine new cases of A/H1N1 flu on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases on the mainland to 58. Other places in Asia also announced new cases.

Authorities discovered five new cases in Fujian province, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the province's health department. The cases involved three adult men, a 33-year-old woman and a four-year-old girl, Xinhua said.

Xinhua also reported that the Guangdong Provincial Department of Health announced four new cases, including two adult women, one adult man and a 12-year-old boy.

Hong Kong, meanwhile, announced three new cases on Wednesday, taking its total to 26. The latest were an eight-year-old boy from Puerto Rico who was visiting relatives, and two Hong Kong residents who returned from the U.S.

South Korea confirmed one new case, for a total of 42. The Health Ministry said a 16-year-old male tested positive after returning from the U.S. on May 31. The ministry says 33 of the 42 patients have recovered.

Singapore said it now has 11 cases of A/H1N1 flu, as three more were confirmed Wednesday. All 11 had flown into the city-state.

In Manila, De La Salle University suspended classes until June 10 after a foreign student tested positive for swine flu, health officials said Wednesday.

The 21-year-old female exchange student reported "very mild" symptoms on May 29, four days after classes started, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said.

La Salle has about 13,000 students, reports Wall Street Journal.

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