Under the contingency plan, schools, hospitals and retirement facilities are
to be on the alert for fevers, and administrators are to report to health
authorities if there are more than five cases of flu in a week.
Cases of severe pneumonia with unclear causes are to be reported daily by
hospitals to health bureaus, up from the weekly norm.
The plan also calls for stronger monitoring of people who work at poultry
farms or are exposed to birds.
The two Shanghai patients, aged 87 and 27, became ill in late February and
died in early March. Both lived in Minhang District and had gone to the Shanghai
No. 5 People's Hospital for treatment, but otherwise there was no connection.
The 27-year-old was a pork dealer in a wet market.
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