North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Is H1N1 Outbreak in DPRK Contained?

Yonhap reports that the World Health Organization is saying the nine (9) identified cases of A/H1N1 Influenza have recovered and that there are no further reports of any other outbreaks in the DPRK.  According to the report: “The country acknowledged nine cases of the highly infectious disease on Dec. 9, but no additional reports have come out of the country. Westman said the first of the patients, aged between 11 and 14, was discovered on Nov. 25 and the last case appeared on Dec. 4. Three of the confirmed infections were in Pyongyang, with the remaining six in Sinuiju on the border with China.”  Westman refers to WHO’s Suzanne Westman.  Westman notes one contributing factor is the “good surveillance system in place.”  It seems central control is not completely dead, after all.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on 12/15/2009 by in Ministry of Public Health, population control.

Article Archives

December 2009
M T W T F S S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031