Asian 'flu has hit Sweden. It has already cost the State 400 million kroner, and?
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Background: Asian 'flu has hit Sweden. It has already cost the State 400 million kroner, and over 300,000 Sweden are down with it.
Many schools have been forced to close. Some have only a few pupils. Empty desks and deserted classrooms are eloquent of the degree to which youngsters have been hit.
As a safety measure, hospitals are closed to visitors, and those bringing flowers and other gifts for the sick must leave them at the main door.
In Stockholm alone there are 90,000 sick with influenza and the epidemic has top-billing in the newspapers.