ZHENGZHOU,Aug 30(Xinhua)-A high school in central China's Henan Province has been required to suspend all classes for one week after eight students were confirmed to have contracted the A(H1N1) flu as of Saturday.
The epidemic situation surfaced on Thursday afternoon when the People's Hospital of Xin'an County recieved a A(H1N1) flu patient who was from the No.3 Senior High School of the County, sources with the county government said.
Subsequent morning temperature screening and epidemiological survey showed 34 students of the school had a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius.
The possible outbreak was immediately reported to the Health Bureau of Luoyang City, which dispatched a medical squad to the school in the early hours of Saturday.
The school has 41 classes and 2,768 students in total. All students running a fever had been put under medical observation and treatment.
Those who had close contact with the 34 suspect cases had been required to stay home for observation.
A thorough disinfection will be done during the recess.