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
ministry said. It added it was "certain" that infections exceed 10,000 including
new cases that have occurred this week.
No word as to how many foreigners are carrying the supposed foreigner disease, of course. Time to start wearing the mask again...
© Chris Backe - 2009