Over 81,000 North Koreans now affected by flu: IFRC | NK News
June 15, 2024

Over 81,000 North Koreans now affected by flu: IFRC

Four reportedly dead as Rodong Sinmun says the country will "take preventive measures"

The North Korean Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that more than 81,000 North Koreans contracted Influenza A and that four died from the illness between December and mid-January, an international humanitarian agency said in a report last week.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) issued its report on a local outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) on January 26.

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