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  • Tamiflu now approved for kids 10 to 18 with seasonal H3N2, due to large outbreak

    Kidnapping of influenza ... Tamiflu benefits from 10 to 18 years
    Shipping Time |
    20/20/2011 11:20

    Tamiflu now approved for kids 10 to 18 with seasonal H3N2, due to large outbreak

    [Yonhap news photo]
    Health Authority "Up to 152 students per 1,000 outpatients ... need to be vaccinated"

    (Tamiflu) health insurance coverage during the influenza epidemic will be extended to teenagers aged 10 to 18 to prevent further spread of the flu.

    The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Disease Control Headquarters held a briefing on the situation of the 'Response to the Influenza National Protection Act and the situation of the avian influenza (AI)' at the government's Sejong government office on the 20th, Health insurance benefits.

    Currently, antiviral therapy is only available for high-risk patients (children aged 9 years or younger, including newborns for more than 2 weeks after termination, pregnant women, aged 65 years or older, immunosuppression, metabolic disorders, heart disease, pulmonary disease and renal dysfunction). Depending on the benefit level, high-risk patients only have to pay 30% of the price of Tamiflu.

    The health authorities have decided to expand the benefits of anti-viral drugs to juvenile influenza patients because the number of influenza patients is soaring in elementary, middle and high schools.

    The number of domestic seasonal influenza surgeons was 13.3 per 1,000 outpatients at 49 weeks (from November 27 to December 3), exceeding the prevalence rate of 8.9 per 1,000 per 1,000, On May 17) increased to 61.4 per 1,000 people (preliminary).

    The number of influenza doctors in elementary, junior high and high school students aged between 7 and 18 increased from 40.5 to 50 weeks (from December 4 to December 10) To 152.2 (preliminary).

    "The current influenza A (H3N2) type can minimize complications such as pneumonia if it is treated in a timely fashion," said the CDC. "The people who are recommended for influenza first vaccination such as pregnant women are vaccinated, It is not recommended, but you should be vaccinated if necessary. "

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    Government confirmation:


    As of December 19, a total of 9,183 persons * (cumulative), including participants in the disposal work, were classified as high risk, and the public health center conducted proactive antiviral medication, active monitoring at 5 and 10 days during incubation period (10 days) And monitoring the occurrence of symptoms such as fever.


    In addition, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that it will expand the coverage of antiviral drugs to children aged 10-18 years for a limited period during the epidemic, due to the concentration of students in the students.


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      4-fold increase in the number of juvenile ... Prosecutor's Office "Suspicious student stop studying ? Early vacation review"

      Input time | 2016.12.2011 11:50 | Kim Ki-deok reporter

      Last week, 61 outpatients ... 2 times 4 times ↑
      Expansion of antiviral drugs for children and adolescents aged 10 to 18

      [Daily Newspaper KIM Ki-deok] When the influenza season, the elementary, junior high and high school students have doubled in four weeks, the anti-quarantine authorities will offer special measures to suspend schooling and early breaks. In addition, the government is operating an emergency system to support the spread of avian influenza (AI), which is spreading nationwide.

      According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of suspected cases of influenza has surpassed the prevalence rate of 8.9 per 1,000 outpatients at the 49th parking lot on Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. After that, the number of patients increased rapidly by 34.8 persons at 50th (December 4th ~ 10th) and 61.4 persons at 51st (December 11th ~ 17th).

      In particular, the number of flu patients at the elementary, middle, and high school age (7 ~ 18 years) rose to 40.5, 49.7, 50.7 and 152.22, respectively. did.

      First, the Center for Disease Control decided to strengthen school health education and suspend schooling for suspected influenza patients. Also, if necessary, we are discussing early vacation with flu students in consultation with the Ministry of Education.

      "We will extend the coverage of antiviral drugs from 10 to 18 years old to children between 10 and 18 years old in children under the age of 9," said an official of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      At the same time, we have organized the 'Central H5N6 AI Human Infection Control Task Force' to prevent human infections from spreading in domestic wild birds and poultry. A central epidemiological investigator was dispatched to the 42 domestic AI disposal sites nationwide to guide and check the measures to prevent human infection of the local government, to provide antiviral drugs (13,500) and personal protective equipment (level D set 20,000) .

      A total of 9183 persons (cumulative) were classified as high risk group, including those participating in the farm disposal work that raises poultry as of 19th, and the public health center is proactively administered antiviral prophylactic medication, Monitoring is monitoring the occurrence of symptoms such as fever.

      Of the 9183 AI high-risk groups, 3775 have completed monitoring for 10 days, and the remaining 5428 are monitored. During the monitoring process, a total of 26 people reported symptoms such as cold symptoms. However, all but one confirmed as seasonal influenza A (H3N2) was confirmed by the influenza test.

      "The general public who have little contact with wild birds or AI poultry is extremely unlikely to infect human beings and no cases of human transmission have been reported so far," said the CDC. "We can not exclude the possibility of human infection, I should refrain from visiting migratory birds. "