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In Pictures: Kids’ influenza crisis in Mongolia

Mongolia is in the grips of a serious influenza A (H1N1) outbreak. The combination of extreme cold, toxic air, poverty, the risk of pneumonia and the coming Lunar New Year are posing deadly risks especially for young children. Temperatures lower than minus 40 degrees Celsius, air pollution and cramped living conditions are pushing up influenza rates, making it a kids’ crisis.  In the Songinokhairkhan District Hospital, Galsantseden Badrakh, the hospital’s chief physician and leading pediatrician, is seeing an overflow of patients.

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