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Every second Ukrainian will catch the flu this season, partly because of a government ban on flu vaccinations in the autumn, Interfax quoted Oleksy Hromazyn, spokesman for Ukraine's Ministry of Emergency Situations, as saying.
Ukraine's Ministry of Health put a moratorium on flu vaccinations in September after a series of deaths, mostly of children, who had received flu vaccine at government health clinics.
The effective absence of flu vaccinations in Ukraine since then has helped widen and deepen the impact of the present flu outbreak, Hromazyn was quoted as saying.
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Kilchytska: Swine flu cases registered in Kyiv rise to 7
Today at 16:49 First deputy Kyiv mayor Irena Kilchytska said that on Nov. 6 the total number of people whoh have fallen ill with А/Н1N1 virus has reached seven already. One person, a woman, 35, has died.
The other six, according to the official website of Kyiv mayor's office, are getting treatment at state and private hospitals.There are 45, 085 ill with acute respiratory virus diseases and seasonal flu. Medical authorities, in particular, registered 9, 669 cases in the past 24 hours. Nearly 1, 000 have been hospitalized.
Originally posted by JBA2848
... after a series of deaths, mostly of children, who had received flu vaccine at government health clinics.
WHO experts forecast three waves of A/H1N1 flu in Ukraine
Today at 13:39 | Interfax-Ukraine The World Health Organization (WHO) has forecasted three waves of A/H1N1 flu in Ukraine and in the world, Head of WHO office in Ukraine Ihor Pokanevych told Deutsche Welle on Nov. 5.
According to him, the first wave is being observed now, the second will come next spring, and the third during the autumn of 2010.
Pokanevych said that imposing quarantines and vaccination should be the main focus of flu A/H1N1 prevention in Ukraine. According to him, it would be reasonable to continue quarantine measures in Ukraine's western regions and to impose quarantine in the regions where a rate of infections may soon exceed the epidemiological threshold.
Moreover, Pokanevych insisted on the need for the urgent immunization of the population against the A/H1N1 virus.
Originally posted by AwakeAndAware
I found that the information in the link below is really out there but makes a lot of sense to explain what is going on. It may well be the 1918 flu that killed hundreds of millions in a time when the transportation system wasn't nearly what we have today.
Ukraine is in the midst of what some might call swine-flu hysteria. The country is in virtual lockdown mode, with the government closing schools, universities and movie theaters and banning all public gatherings until the end of November. Pharmacies have run out of protective masks; those who missed the rush are improvising with scarves or homemade facsimiles. And rumors are running rampant, much as they did during Soviet times when the authorities tried to cover up disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear-plant meltdown. "We are worried that the swine flu has mutated and is killing scores of people," says Nina Sokolovska as she stands in line at a pharmacy.
U.S. Embassy: U.S.-Ukraine cooperation underway to combat H1N1
Today at 17:45 In an effort to stop the global spread of pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, the United States is planning to donate 10 percent of US domestic H1N1 vaccine supply, as it becomes available, to a WHO-led H1N1 vaccine initiative. The US donation to WHO, equivalent to 25 million doses of vaccine, would be valued commercially at approximately $10 million.
As part of the first phase of this initiative, Ukraine is scheduled to receive 930, 000 doses of H1N1 vaccine in early December. Planning to complement this donation with a broad range of interventions to support the safe delivery and deployment of the vaccines, the USG will be working closely with the Government of Ukraine in the days ahead to identify needs and agree on a package of immunization-related commodity and technical support that can be implemented rapidly to support H1N1 immunization. As required and requested by the GOU, the USG is prepared to make available immunization ancillary materials such as syringes, needles, and vaccine safety disposal boxes, to provide technical support for immunization planning as well as for logistics and assistance to transport the vaccine, to train vaccinators and other professionals, and to prepare communications materials in support of the immunization campaign, according to US Embassy Kyiv Press Office .
The U.S. recognizes that improved access to the H1N1 vaccine will limit the spread of the virus and help save lives, and stands ready to provide robust and timely support to the Government of Ukraine to address this global health threat.
Originally posted by JBA2848
So the Ukraine banned all vaccines in September and then they have a outbreak in November?
Originally posted by JustMike
reply to post by kid_of_3NKi
I hope we're not arguing about this. Frankly I agree with most of what you said already anyway...
Originally posted by LoneInDarkness
I don't about anyone else. But a virus that spreads to humans, swine, cats, ferrets, turkeys, and such. Is too universal of a virus. The odds are obviously stacked against us. This virus has the ability to exchange information with other viruses easily and has been spreading to different species of animals. It technically is the virus we have been all fearing. With parameters like this, its unstoppable and will eventually mutate into a deadlier form. I mean the changes are that it will eventually mix with bird flu at this rate. Right?