Flu in Korea has developed cautiousness for the winter olympics

Under the chilly and snowy weather, North and South Korea’s health departments are trying their best to fight against the dangerous outbreaks of flu; their goal is to assure athletes’ and audience’s safety.  

In North Korea, signs of bird flu (influenza A) have been vastly seen within health cares and hospitals; mainly children that is under five and over sixty-year-old elders. Concerns has raised as North Korea reported around 81,640 humans have been infected by influenza illness within the time line of December 1, 2017 to January 16, 2018. Millions of chickens have been demolished or has been infected as well. It was unsure how the flu was started in the first place. However, professionals predicted that it was spread from their neighbor, South Korea. They figured that coldness has some impact on the flu as well. Many were under unpleasant symptoms; however, death (specifically one adult and three children) has occurred as well. Meanwhile, in South Korea, around sixteen cases of wild birds and poultry farms, has been reported. It seems like an unharmful flu within human beings, but in china, seventeen cases of human virus cases have been recorded. This is not just a problem for human condition, but it limits the number of poultries that can be consumed in the country. 

The health professionals have announced some safety tips if anyone has planned to travel in South and North Korea. Since flu is a communication sickness, washing hands with soap and hot water is the main one. It is important to cover mouth while sneezing. Make sure to touch only clean surface. Otherwise, be on-guard during the trip.