The focus of this study concerns infectious disease issues in modern society, building to a new influenza H1N1 as a case study to explore contemporary social issues is how to constructs infectious diseases, in the construction process of issue of new influenza, which reflects the social implications of contemporary? And contemporary society, how will people treat their bodies well and the relationship between others?
The study by the metaphorical standpoint, analysis of how the news text to penetrate the metaphor the way packaging and construction of the emerging infectious disease of new influenza H1N1, and how the relationship between body and society, and infectious diseases and society. The study also analyzes new influenza patient interviews, and further understanding of how does contemporary people is regard the infectious diseases themselves, as well as the relationship between themselves and others.
The study found that contemporary society attempt to use military metaphor, let us to be hostile to infectious diseases and then to claim; and the relationship between the state and state, conversion of the relationship between the body and the body at the intermediary of infectious disease. At the same time, people’s bodies are regarded as mechanical devices, claiming that we have to vaccinate the influenza to get the best performance with our bodies.
In summary, this study in the opinion that many negative problems of society speak out through the characteristics of infectious diseases. Consequently, contemporary society views the new influenza H1N1 as the battle field. Through grasping the interpretation rights of the new influenza, people get the best position to make them to be heard. Therefore, the discourse of contemporary infectious disease is constructed, and reflects the chaos that the contemporary society facing.