h1n1

H1N1 one year on

It’s almost a year since the H1N1 virus, widely known as swine flu, was the feared pandemic that swept across the world. In North Korea the estimated death rate per infection is estimated as hundreds of times greater than those for South Korea. This glaring example of two extremes owes much to the medical advantage that the south has over the north. What is perhaps even more interesting is that South Korea has been able to gain a measure of infection control better than the UK. (information extrapolated from http://www.flucount.org/ ).


Kimchi's not working - 10,000 plus Koreans have the swine flu

Out of the estimated 50,000,000, at least 10,000 Koreans have the swine flu, according to one recent estimate (HT to gangwonnotes for beating me to the story on the Chosun Ilbo):
With the eighth death linked to H1N1 flu reported on Tuesday, the number of
patients infected with the H1N1 virus exceeded 10,000 in Korea about four months
after the first case of the infection occurred here.

The Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs on Tuesday said a
64-year-old woman in Gangwon Province was hospitalized with pneumonia on Aug.
27. She tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus and died early Tuesday morning.

As of Sunday, the number of patients infected with the H1N1 virus was
9,968, with 3,765 new cases of infection confirmed over the last week, the

I don't have the Swine Flu. Leave me alone

I don't have the Swine Flu. Leave me alone

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