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Monday, September 26, 2011

South Korea : Influenza H3N2 Virus Detected

Via Arirang :

" A strain of influenza virus has been detected in Korea, on the first week of the global influenza surveillance period designated by the World Health Organization.

According to the country's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, Influenza A or H3N2 virus was discovered between August 28th and September 3rd from samples collected across Korea, raising concerns of a possible influenza outbreak this year.

Symptoms of acute respiratory infections caused by the influenza virus are somewhat similar to that of a common flu, but it also accompanies sudden fever, chills and muscle pain.

Experts say, in order to prevent the virus from spreading, people should cover their mouth when sneezing and wash their hands thoroughly."

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