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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

S.Korea confirms 2nd case of Influenza A/H1N1

SEOUL, May 5 (Xinhua)-- South Korean Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a 44-year-old woman as the country's second patient affected by the Influenza A/H1N1.

The nun, who lived with the country's first A/H1N1 flu patient, was believed to be infected when she met with the first patient returning from Mexico at an airport last week, the ministry said.

"The nun, however, is doing well and will be discharged on Wednesday," the ministry said.

The South Korean government confirmed a 51-year-old nun as the country's first patient of Influenza A last week. The nun was discharged from a military hospital on Monday after being treated in quarantine.

According to the ministry, South Korea currently has two confirmed cases and one probable case.

The probable case is a 62-year-old woman who was on the same flight with the first confirmed case.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) was testing an additional 36 people for Influenza A infection and that a woman in her 20s was being closely examined, as she tested positive for the influenza, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.

The woman in her 20s, who lives in Daegu, about 300 km southeast of Seoul, reportedly returned home on April 30 after staying in Canada for about 10 months, Yonhap said.

At the time of arrival, her body temperature was 36.9 degrees Celsius and she had a sore throat, a cough and a runny nose, the KCDC said.

So far, 148 people have reported suspected symptoms of Influenza A in South Korea, the KCDC said.

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