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AI Technology Anticipates Risk of Infection in Populated Areas

AI Technology Anticipates Risk of Infection in Populated Areas

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that anticipates the risk of coronavirus infection at populated facilities. The research team used the institute’s content creation software designed for simulating an accident at a nuclear power plant to render a populated facility [...]

Half of S. Koreans Believe Coronavirus Infection Depends on Luck

Half of S. Koreans Believe Coronavirus Infection Depends on Luck

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Half of all South Koreans believe that getting infected with the coronavirus depends primarily on luck. A research team from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Public Health conducted a survey of 1,076 adults across the country. Respondents were asked if coronavirus infection was deterministic or depends on luck, and the [...]

Same-sex Sexual Contact Primary Driver of HIV Infections in S. Korea

Same-sex Sexual Contact Primary Driver of HIV Infections in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of people who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) through same-sex sexual contact is gradually increasing in South Korea. Among those who were infected with HIV or AIDS last year through sexual contact, more than half of them were infected through [...]

Schools to Reopen as Scheduled, Uncertainty Lingers amid Infections Involving Teachers, Students

Schools to Reopen as Scheduled, Uncertainty Lingers amid Infections Involving Teachers, Students

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite a recent spike in novel coronavirus infections involving teachers and students, the education ministry said Thursday it will forge ahead with its plan to reopen schools. The opening has already been delayed several times, and Vice Education Minister Park Baeg-beom said in a briefing that the ministry “was [...]

Government Recommends Simple Attire for Medical Staff to Prevent Infection

Government Recommends Simple Attire for Medical Staff to Prevent Infection

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Wednesday that it is preparing voluntary guidelines for medical practitioners to simplify their attire, a measure that it believes will help to prevent the spread of infection.  The ministry and the Korean Society for Healthcare-associated Infection Control Prevention have recently prepared a [...]