Mongolia

The WHO has shipped urgent supplies of the influenza drug Tamiflu to Mongolia, as the country's hospital system struggles to cope with a late but widespread outbreak of the H1N1 strain of flu. Other Asian countries have begun vaccination programs to help prevent the spread of H1N1, a new disease, but Mongolia has yet to receive its allotment of vaccines donated by wealthier nations and the spike in cases has hospitals struggling to cope. The WHO sent over 45,000 doses of Tamiflu to Mongolia, which has had a rapid rise in reported cases of H1N1 since the first were detected in mid-October. Vaccine production has been slower than originally expected in the US, delaying shipments to poorer countries. (Reuters)

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