n South African Journal of Child Health - Swine flu - panic or informed concern? : editorial

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



This winter season has been associated with coughs and colds like any other. However, these symptoms are causing a lot more worry than usual. The pandemic caused by the H1N1 virus, otherwise known as swine flu, and the highly publicised deaths of infected patients have led to panic, with tour groups being quarantined and not allowed to enter countries and schools being closed down.

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