The China Daily reports a new outbreak of the swine flu virus in Sichuan, this time among students of the Southwest College of Civil Aviation. The students, aged 16 to 20, were diagnosed Sunday. Classes at the college were suspended Wednesday.
UPDATE 9/5: A total of 35 cases have been confirmed among the students, according to the latest reports from the China Daily. None are showing signs of severe symptoms.
All totaled, nearly 4,000 mainland patients have been confirmed to be infected by the virus since its outbreak. Of those, around 3,400 have recovered. There have been no reports of deaths caused by the virus on the mainland.
From China Daily:
An outbreak of the A(H1N1) influenza at a college in Chengdu, Sichuan province has resulted in the confirmed infection of seven students, all of whom have been quarantined and remain under close observation, Chengdu's health bureau announced last night.
Sichuan's education department also said schools should test students' body temperatures each morning, and should not gather large groups of students indoors until within a week.
The outbreak is one of a handful across the country developing as students return to classes after the long summer break.