No. of influenza patients more than doubled in past month
Updated: 2020-01-13 16:19:52 KST
The number of flu patients in 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.
More than 12 percent of outpatients aged between seven and 12 had influenza, as children in that age group are most vulnerable.
Health authorities advise that people pay special attention to personal hygiene and wash their hands thoroughly.