신종인플루엔자의 공포에서도 삶은 지속되고...

요즘 신종인플루엔자(일명 돼지플루)로 언론도 떠들썩하고 국내에서도 2차 감염사례가 보고되는 등 다들 걱정이 많을 것입니다.

전 왠지 남의 일 같이 느껴져서 그동안 별로 신경 안쓰고 있었는데 우연히 본 멕시코 사람들의 사진을 보고 비로서야 고통이랄까, 아픔이 느껴져 무척 부끄러운 심정입니다.

사진들은 4월 말에 촬영된 것들인데, 멕시코 현지의 풍경이 생생하게 느껴져 포스팅해봅니다.

개인적으로는 마스크를 쓴 연인의 사진이 마음을 뭉클하게 하네요.



:: 사진 일부는 멕시코가 아닌 다른 곳(말레이지아, 스페인, 티후아나, 미국)입니다. 참고하세요 :)

:: 출처: http://izismile.com/2009/04/28/new_virus_has_appeared_its_called_swine_flu_21_pics.html


People wearing protective masks pay respects to Our Lady of Guadalupe as they passed over a walkway under Guadalupe's shrine at the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City, on Sunday, April 26. Mexico's biggest Catholic church, was shut down and masses were canceled as a precaution to keep large crowds away as more deaths are believed to have been caused by the swine flu outbreak that continued to plague Mexico City.

Health officials check passengers from Los Angeles through Taipei at the arrival hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, April 27. Malaysia's Health Ministry has issued a statement, saying it has set up an operations room to monitor the situation and coordinate with WHO.

Passengers, wearing surgical masks as a precaution against infection, arrive at the airport in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26. Health workers screened airports and bus stations Sunday for people sickened by a new strain of swine flu that experts fear could become a global epidemic.

Pilots wearing masks arrive at Barajas Airport in Madrid Monday, April 27. Spain on Monday became the first nation outside North America to confirm a case of a swine flu, while countries from New Zealand to Israel quickly instituted new security measures at airports and put sick travelers under observation.

A taxi driver and his customer wear surgical masks in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26. A fatal strain of swine flu has been detected in Mexico and experts fear it could become a global epidemic.

Axel Sanchez wears a protective face mask as he waits for his flight at the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, April 26.

A couple wearing masks kisses at the Historic Center in Mexico City on April 25. An outbreak of deadly swine flu in Mexico and the United States has raised the specter of a new virus against which much of humanity would have little or no immunity.

A street musician wearing a surgical mask plays in a square at the Coyoacan neighborhood in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26. Public officials closed stadiums to the public Sunday, church services were canceled and health workers screened airports and bus stations for people sickened by a new strain of swine flu that experts fear could become a global epidemic.

Mexican athletes wearing face masks at the Nationals Olympics 2009 in Tijuana on April 26. The Mexican national games were canceled due an outbreak of swine flu In Mexico.

A woman wearing a mask sits inside the subway at the Pino Suarez station in Mexico City, on April 26. As a preventive measure against contagion of the deadly swine flu virus, more than 500 cultural and athletic events -- including mass celebration-- were canceled by government order in the capital city alone. Authorities banned large gatherings for at least 10 days.

Women wearing surgical masks pray in the Zocalo plaza in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26.

Two workers of the Guadalupe's Basilica attend mass wearing preventive masks during a celebration without parishoners, in Mexico City on April 26.

Nuns wear face masks during a closed door mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26.

Catholics who entered a closed door mass line up for a communion wafer from Mexico's Carinal Norberto Rivera, right, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26.

A Mexican soldier hands out masks inside the subway at the Pino Suarez station in Mexico City, on April 26.

A member of the Mexican Navy stands guard at Pantitlan subway station in Mexico City, on April 26.

Police officers patrol the streets of Mexico City wearing masks to ward off infection by the new multi-strain swine flu virus, on April 26. Mexico's president, Felipe Calderon, on Sunday called for calm in the face a swine flu outbreak that has killed dozens of people in the country, urging citizens to work with authorities to contain the virus. Suspected swine flu cases were being tested in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, after the new strain emerged out of Mexico several days ago.

Riot police stand in front of Mexico's National Autonomous University soccer stadium, which was closed to the public, shortly before a game with Chivas in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26.

Members of a familiy walking along Juarez Avenue in Mexico City wear surgical masks to ward off infection by the new multi-strain swine flu virus, on April 26.

Erika Cruz, left, helps her husband Miguel Anguel Esquivel walk toward the emergency entrance of the National Institute of Respiratory Illnesses in Mexico City on Sunday, April 26. They were seeking help for Esquivel, who was visibly ill and was grunting, sweating and wearing tissue paper in his ears as the couple hurried to the hospital with him showing symptoms of the influenza virus that has plagued the city.

San Diego County micro-biologist Ayesha Khan does research on samples at the San Diego County Public Health lab in San Diego Sunday, April, 26. The agency is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health to determine how four people in San Diego county became infected with the swine flu. If the tests show a strain of the flu virus that is not recognized, the samples are sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be further tested for the swine flu.



  • 사스의 공포가 기억나네요.
    말레이시아는 아직 신종 인플루엔자의 영향을 많이 받고 있지는 않은것 같아요.

    의학이 아무리 발달되어도, 아무리 좋은 약들이 개발되어도 이렇게 새로운 병들이 생겨나는것을 보면 마음이 아픕니다.
    지금은 방향을 바꾸었지만 제가 예전에 가지고 있던 신약 발명의 꿈이 생각나서 뭉클합니다..

    • 이런 질병들의 대부분이 인간의 탐욕에서 시작됐다는 말을 들었는데...

      그래서 더욱 마음이 아프구요, 아무쪼록 빠른 해결이 됐으면 좋겠습니다.

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