Saturday, August 22, 2009

South Korea is in a panic over Swine Flu

Until a few weeks ago, South Korea seemed to have no problem with issues of swine flu. It barely made a headline on news and people cared no less.

However, the whole scene has changed. Since the deaths of two people due to swine flu, people started to worry and run to public health centers to examine themselves.

For the past couple of days, the number of infected people per day has doubled up, making the total infected population close to 3,000. This is a significant increase in a short amount of period.

To prevent further infection, the government is running their health public centers at full capacity to take care of potientially infected people and has assigned drugstores all over the country to enable the availability to purchase the antiviral drugs (Tamiflu & Relenza) among its people. In addition, it will start to vaccinate about 13 million or more people from November.

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