Friday, July 3, 2009

School in Jeonju closed because of swine flu.

From the Chosun Ilbo:
An elementary school in North Jeolla Province has decided temporarily to close its doors after a confirmed case of swine flu there. A sixth grader contracted the virus after a school trip to Australia, but teachers and students who accompanied the boy have tested negative. This marks the first school closure in Korea over the H1N1 flu virus.

But, the Korea Herald says the school is in Jeollanam-do.


ROK Hound said...

Okay, who was the foreign virus vector responsible? Koreans don't catch swine flu except via diseased foreigners.

kushibo said...

Cognitive distortion, ROK Hound. You're confusing what Koreans actually think and say with what the K-blog commentariat imagines they think and say.

The kid may have gotten it on a trip abroad, but he/she and other Korean students who subsequently get infected would be a vector if the school remained open, hence the closing.

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