China flu reaches to peak in next two months

2009-12-11 19:01 BJT

Special Report: World tackles A/H1N1 flu |

China is now facing increasing pressure to control the spread of A/H1N1 flu over the next two months. The Ministry of Health says that, with the New Year and Spring Festival drawing near, the country is anticipating a huge domestic travel volume.

In the meantime, A/H1N1 continues to cast a wide net. The number of incidences, especially serious cases, is still rising. Seasonal flu reaches a peak in December and January. A/H1N1 could follow the same pattern. The Health Ministry plans to speed up the pace of vaccinations. Currently, about one million people are vaccinated per day. The number is expected to reach 1.5 million daily shots before the Spring Festival. The total number of confirmed A/H1N1 cases on the mainland has topped 100-thousand, and more than 300 people have died.

Liang Wannian, Deputy Director of Health Ministry Emer. Reaction Office, said, "We are expecting mass migrations in the three months of December, January, and February, as it is the time for New Year and Spring Festival celebrations. During mass migrations, the virus can easily be spread to unaffected places, just like a fire."

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