Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Swine Flu A Concern for South African Health Officials

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says an outbreak of the swine flu in South Africa could be disastrous during the World Cup -- and event held in the height of the flu season of June and July.

Motsoaledi said the department of health had managed to acquire 1.3m doses of the H1N1 vaccine and another 3.5m doses from the World Health Organisation.

"We received a letter from the World Health Organisation that they are going to donate to South Africa 3.5m doses of H1N1 which will arrive in this country by March," he said, adding that the WHO donation saved South Africa about 250m rand (£20m).

South Africa worried by possibility of World Cup swine flu outbreak
February 15, 2010