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A/H1N1 flu school prevention

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The Ministry of Health confirms four people have died after receiving the China-made A/H1N1 flu vaccine. But in three of those cases, death was not caused by the vaccine. The fourth case is still under investigation.


The Ministry says the three deaths were "coincidental". As of Monday, more than 26 million people across the country received the vaccination. More than 28-hundred are suspected to have had an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

Liang Wannian, senior official of Health Ministry, said, "Our country's adverse reaction occurrence is no more than international clinical tests and practices. The most adverse reactions were fever or swelling. So far only 26 severe adverse reactions have been reported."

As of Sunday, 178 deaths from the flu, have been reported on the Chinese mainland. More than 90,000 people have been infected and nearly 80 percent had recovered.

Liang warns schools are still the main venue for prevention.

The Education Ministry issued an A/H1N1 school prevention plan.

According to the initiative, schools that have not reported any A/H1N1 cases need to continue with daily morning temperature checks.

Schools with an individual A/H1N1 flu case must register and follow up on the patients' condition. Teachers and students who come in close contact with the patient can still attend school, but should report their condition 5 days after being in contact with the patient.

Schools with 10 or more students or teachers showing flu-like symptoms, including two confirmed A/H1N1 cases within a week of each other, will be considered as a group outbreak. The schools must then report to the local disease control center and suspend class for at least a week.

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