The evaluation of policies on 2009 influenza pandemic in Korea

Won Suk Choi, Woo Joo Kim, Hee Jin Cheong

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    Abstract

    Objectives: To evaluate the policies on 2009 influenza pandemic in Korea at the end of first wave. Methods: The main policies and the estimation of these were described according to the progress of 2009 influenza pandemic. Results: The public health measures for containment were estimated to be successful in the early stage. The preparedness of antiviral agents and vaccines before the pandemic, risk-communication on pandemic influenza and policies of government including vaccines, and the education of health care worker and support of health care institutions was not enough to respond to the pandemic. Conclusions: The additional evaluation should be performed at the end of the pandemic in various aspects including health and socioeconomic effects.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-108
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
    Volume43
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar

    Keywords

    • Influenza
    • Pandemic
    • Policy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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