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A Chinese man returning from studying at a U.S. university has become the first suspected case of swine flu in mainland China, the country's Health Ministry said on Sunday.
The ministry said the man, 30, took a flight from Tokyo and arrived in Beijing on Saturday before heading to the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province on the same day.
Officials did not specify where he studied.
The number of confirmed cases of the H1N1 infections across the globe rose Sunday by about 1,000 from the previous day, the World Health Organization said.
Thailand and Finland reported their first confirmed cases on Tuesday of people just arrived from Mexico. Cuba and China - both countries that had imposed strict measures on flights and travelers from Mexico - have also reported their first confirmed cases of swine flu.
Cuba identified its patient as a Mexican student attending a Cuban medical school and China said its case involved a Chinese student who had just returned from the United States.
Originally posted by Republican08
China has over 1 billion people, in a country I think just about the size of texas.