Source: Xinhua

04-30-2009 10:25

Special Report:   Tech Max

GUANGZHOU, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese provinces are drawing on their experience handling the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to cope with the global swine flu outbreak.

Huang Fei, deputy director of the health bureau in south China's Guangdong Province, said Wednesday that the bureau had designated three provincial-level hospitals to treat suspected swine flu cases and ordered all urban health departments to designate one hospital for the disease.

A traveler wearing a mask arrives at Guangzhou East Railway Station in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, April 29, 2009. An average of nearly 5,000 people arrive at the railway station every day during the the Canton Fair, known as China's largest export event. China has enhanced swine flu prevention and control measures nationwide to prevent possible spread of the disease. (Xinhua photo)
A traveler wearing a mask arrives at Guangzhou East Railway Station
in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, April 29,
2009. An average of nearly 5,000 people arrive at the railway station
every day during the the Canton Fair, known as China's largest export
event. China has enhanced swine flu prevention and control measures 
nationwide to prevent possible spread of the disease. (Xinhua photo)


"We have organized medical experts and staff who had experience in treating SARS patients and prepared lab testing equipment in these hospitals, where suspected swine flu-like symptoms can be tested as soon as possible," said Huang.

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