Norway prepares for the Mexico Flu

No one in Norway has so far been diagnosed with the dreaded Mexico swine flu. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is preparing for what it says could become a serious crisis.

However, the Norwegian health authorities have in stock 1.4 million doses of Tamiflu, which means it is able to treat 30 per cent of the population in the event of an outbreak of the Mexico flu.

Tamiflu is no vaccine, but it will reduce the symptoms and shorten the duration of the illness, says Bjørn Iversen medical superintendant of the Institute of Public Health (IPH) to Aftenposten.

IPH has distributed information to all health institutions in the country about how to treat possible cases of flu.

Source: Norway Post

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