2009/5/16

Swine flu  分類なし

Swine Flu
豚インフルエンザ。政府もマスコミも大騒ぎ!でも、それに引き換え国民の何と冷静なことか。と思いませんか?確かに国民の多く?は、医学的な、専門的な知識がないからよく分からないというのが、本当のところなんでしょうね。
それにしても・・・・・。もう、夏以降の海外研修を中止にした学校も出ています。
政府が、国内の移動も制限をするようになれば、それなりになんでしょうが。
何事も過剰は禁物。パニックを起こすだけで、一般的には何もメリットがない。
マスコミも、一昨日あたりからは、トップニュースの座を、民主党の党首選に譲っている。以前から升添大臣が言っているような自体なら、本来ならば、もうしばらくこのニュースがトップにいないと。
以下の文章は、日本の文科省である、ニュージーランド教育省の外郭団体Education New Zealandが発表した資料です。
どうぞ、ご覧あれ。

“Swine Flu” and International Students in NZ
30 April 2009
The outbreak of swine influenza based in Mexico is creating a global wave of concern
regarding travel. With a small number of people in New Zealand confirmed to have
contracted this strain of influenza during a trip to Mexico, these concerns are now
targeted toward New Zealand among the other affected countries.
It is important to address any concerns promptly and honestly, so that rumours do not spread. Following is the situation in New Zealand at this time.
A small number of students returning from a trip to Mexico contracted this new strain of influenza. The students were quarantined upon return to New Zealand, treated with anti-viral medication, and are all recovering well. Other suspected cases are being treated similarly, and nobody in New Zealand has died from this illness.
New Zealand has high stocks of “Tamiflu” anti-viral medication which has been very effective in treating this strain of influenza. The government feels that we are keeping the situation under control and a widespread outbreak in New Zealand is unlikely.
Prime Minister John Key has stated “I still believe it's very safe to travel to New Zealand. It's important to put it in perspective. It's highly likely that most countries will have some outbreak of swine flu, New Zealand is handling it well, we've got high stocks of Tamiflu, we're taking the situation seriously.”
At this time we are not aware of any international students who have contracted, or are suspected of contracting, swine influenza. Incoming passengers from affected areas are being monitored, but no flights into New Zealand have been cancelled.
We encourage those with plans to come to New Zealand for studies to follow through on those plans. For those with clients or family members currently in New Zealand, please be assured that the government is taking this issue seriously and we are looking after the well-being of all students in the country. The most up-to-date statements about the situation in New Zealand can be found on the Ministry of Health website: www.moh.govt.nz. For students who are concerned about their health, there is a toll free phone number on the Ministry’s website which they can call for further information and guidance.
Robert Stevens
Chief Executive Officer, Education New Zealand
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