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More on the DPRK's Swine Fever


Yonhap reports that the ROK will send, and the DPRK shall accept, 500,000 doses of Tamiflu in order to stem the spread of H1N1 (a/k/a Swine) Flu.


According to Yonhap, the DPRK is “working closely” with the World Health Organization to contain the outbreak of H1N1 in the country.  Dong-a Ilbo, citing Good Friends, reports that the DPRK is importing Tamiflu, but only ladling out doses to North Korean elites.

Below is the KCNA report about H1N1 in the DPRK:

Anti-A/H1N1 Flu Campaign Intensified in DPRK

Pyongyang – New Influenza A/H1N1 broke out in some areas of the DPRK amid the growing of its victims worldwide.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, nine cases were reported from Sinuiju and Pyongyang.
The relevant organ is further perfecting the quarantine system against the spread of this flu virus while properly carrying on the prevention and medical treatment.

The State Emergency Anti-epidemic Committee has taken steps to enhance the role of prevention and treatment centers at all levels and increased checkup stations across the country while directing efforts to the medical treatment of its cases.


This article was written on 10 Dec 2009, and is filled under DPRK Cabinet, Ministry of Public Health, population control.

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