Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's here....... Swine flu in Kobe

It's here.....

The Mexican flu (aka Swine influenza). It has been confirmed that 12 High school students, whom have no record of travelling abroad, have the Mexican flu. The students are from different schools in the Kobe area, and one of those schools is actually not too far from my place.

All the public pre/elementary/junior-high/high schools in the area are closed for at least 7 days... Including my school. Yesterday the head office was still thinking if we should close or not, and they actually told us that the parents can decide if they want to let their kids go to the school or not... But because the sport centre (our school is part of that sport centre) decided to close last night, we will also close our door for the upcoming week (although we , staff, do have to work).

"Recommendations to prevent spread of the virus among humans include using standard infection control against influenza."

Let's hope that everyone will recover soon, so that all the kids can go back to school again... although I don't think that it's just going go fly over that fast.

News about the Zwine flu in Japan:
9 in Osaka confirmed to have new flu, total domestic cases rise to 17+
Japan reports three domestic swine flu cases
Japan records first cases of swine flu