The government has also said that no vaccine exists for swine flu, and indicated that there are no preventative measures available to Koreans. The Korean Center for Disease Control released the following information, which comes to us via the Korea Times:
The best method is prevention. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Also, try to avoid close contact with sick people. If you feel sick, the government recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
On Monday the KCDC said it may have found the first case of swine flu in a Korean, after a woman returned from a trip to Mexico.