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Originally posted by dreamseeker
If it was part of a grander scheme why would they shut down the borders in order to contain it?
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
wheres the news on this? new news i mean
Almost one thousand people, mainly from the Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions, infected with a virus have been hospitalized, including almost 500 children. Hundreds of people have been referred to medical centres and clinics with flu symptoms.
Preliminary tests have shown that eleven, out of thirty-three fatal victims, have died from swine flu.
“Unfortunately, we have to state that an an A/H1N1 flu epidemic has in fact started in Ukraine," said Kniazevych at a press conference. Ukraine’s Health Ministry is planning to impose quarantine in the whole country.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine closed schools and banned public meetings including election rallies and restricted travel on Friday for a three-week period after confirming its first death from H1N1 flu.
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced the measures, saying the virus had reached epidemic levels in three parts of western Ukraine, where there has been an outbreak of respiratory illness since mid-October.
The number of global swine flu deaths increased by 700 in a week, the WHO said, as Ukraine closed schools and cinemas in the toughest measures taken in Europe over the virus.
More than 5,700 people have now died from the A(H1N1) since it broke out in Mexico and the US in April. The biggest rise in the past week was recorded in the Americas, where 636 more people were killed by swine flu, bringing the region's toll to 4,175.