Swine flu biggest challenge to 2010

SWINE flu will be one of the Health Department's "biggest nightmares" during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

SWINE flu will be one of the Health Department's "biggest nightmares" during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

"One of our biggest nightmares is the fact that 2010 is going to be held in June when there is a possibility of another bout of H1N1," Motsoaledi said during a debate on President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly yesterday.

"Many people will be together in South Africa. This is going to be a challenge to us." Motsoaledi said the department had 1,3 million doses of H1N1 vaccines and had been given another 3,5million by the World Health Organisation.

"We are going to be vaccinating all who are selected, starting with pregnant women, people at entry points, people who are involved in sports administration." - Sapa

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