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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2018-000012
Country: PRK Korea, Democratic People's Republic
Location: Whole country
Date (YMD): 2018-1-19
Information Source:IFRC/WHO
Comments: On 19 Jan 2018, the Vice Minister of Public Health officially informed the WHO about the outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) in the DPR Korea. The epidemic is affecting the whole country. As of 16 January, there were 126,674 suspected influenza cases, out of which 81,640 were confirmed as influenza. According to the information obtained thus far, 24.5% of the cases were among children under 7, and 52.7% among children between 8 and 16 of age. At least 4 deaths have been confirmed.
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