Epidemic exposes hospital flaws

Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2009

The children's hospital in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, handled many cases during a recent swine-flu outbreak, and then there was the sudden deaths of two of its own nurses in July. Now, hundreds of angry health professionals in the city have launched a series of demonstrations and work stoppages, seeking a safer workplace and better salaries. Argentina illustrates the stresses the H1N1 epidemic is placing on healthcare workers, according to this article from the Wall Street Journal. The World Health Organization recently said that when a vaccine is released, health workers should be the first to receive it.


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