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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 [...]

Another Mass Infection of Hepatitis C Reported in Sunchang

SUNCHANG, South Korea, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – About 200 people have been infected with hepatitis C in southern South Korea, an official said Wednesday, prompting health authorities to conduct an epidemiological investigation.  Some of the people had received dental treatment from unlicensed dentists in Sunchang, some 360 kilometers south of Seoul. The local official [...]