ומי לקה בשפעת החזירים? האחראי על החיסון
סגן שר הבריאות של צ'כיה, שמונה על ידי הממשלה להיות אחראי על חלוקת החיסונים נגד שפעת החזירים הודיע כי הוא עצמו לקה במחלה, אך אין בכוונתו להתחסן
Czech H1N1 vaccination chief gets swine flu
Czech chief public health officer Michael Vit said on Tuesday he had caught the H1N1 flu - only a day after the government put him in charge of deciding on mandatory vaccinations against the disease.
"I really have it. I have muscle problems, a headache, simply all symptoms of the flu," he told the Novinky.cz news site.
The 58-year-old deputy health minister had a vaccine against seasonal flu but acknowledged it "won't protect you against swine flu."
"As you see, I am a living example," Vit said. He said he was unlikely to get the swine flu vaccine now as "the organism will create certain anti-bodies."
The government has put Vit in charge of deciding whether there will be vaccinations of "all people indispensable for the functioning of the country" - from the military to politicians.
His appointment follows a decision to vaccinate Czech soldiers which angered ultra-liberal Czech President Vaclav Klaus who dismissed it as "trampling elementary human freedoms".
Official data show the Czech Republic registered 2 340 patients with swine flu and 95 victims of the disease last week. - Sapa-AFP
Published on the Web by IOL on 2010-02-02 16:49:03