No. of influenza patients more than doubled in past month
Updated: 2020-01-13 08:00:29 KST
The number of patients suffering from influenza in South Korea has more than doubled over the past month.
About 50 out of every 1,000 outpatients who visited the hospital in the first week of January had flu-like symptoms.
The number of flu patients has been on the rise since November.
Children between seven and 12 years old are more vulnerable as many of them haven't been vaccinated and have more contact within their peer group.
More than 12 percent of outpatients in that age group had influenza.
Health authorities advise people to pay special attention to personal hygiene and wash their hands thoroughly.