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There are no reasons to presuppose that there are cases of pulmonary or any plague, said the chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Oleksandr Bilovol. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 67 cases of deaths from influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in the Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi Regions. Out of them are 22 cases of deaths from influenza A virus (H1N1) - "Californian". In general, about 255,000 of people are ill with flu and acute respiratory viral infections. 15,000 people are in hospitals and 170 people in the intensive care department. Moreover, the Cabinet of Ministers intends to consider suitability of imposing quarantine in the regions where it has not yet imposed on November 2-3.
Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by AllexxisF1
So Ukrainian media isn't credible. How Xenophobic.
[edit on 2-11-2009 by infinite]
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The World Health Organization sent a team of experts to Ukraine today to investigate an outbreak of respiratory disease that’s sickened a quarter of a million people and left pharmacies without masks or flu remedies.
A group of epidemiologists, physicians, laboratory technicians and communications advisers is scheduled to arrive tonight in Kiev, Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman in Geneva, said in a telephone interview today.
Ukraine faces an outbreak of flu-like illness that’s killed at least 67 people and infected 255,000, according to the country’s first deputy health minister Vasyl Lazoryshynets. About 22 patients tested positive for swine flu, Lazoryshynets said.
It’s “difficult to tell” whether the pandemic H1N1 virus is responsible for all the cases, according to Hartl. “There are a lot of unknowns,” he said. The crew of experts will collect samples from patients and send them to the WHO’s influenza collaborating center in London for diagnosis. The WHO may have more information on Nov. 4, Hartl said.
Originally posted by ecoparity
reply to post by AceWombat04
We were telling people on ATS back in May that a high number of swine flu victims ended up contracting secondary pneumonia and advising them to get the pneumococcal vaccine.
Situation Update No. 14
On 02.11.2009 at 15:42 GMT+2
At the government's request, the World Health Organization has sent a team to help Ukraine deal with the outbreak. "But this is not an indication that the situation is severe," said WHO spokeswoman Liuba Negru. "The information we have gotten (from the government), we have to double-check it and make sure it is real evidence-based information."
Ukraine pleas for help as flu epidemic spreads
Published 02 November, 2009, 11:09
Edited 02 November, 2009, 22:37
Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko has called on the international community to help the country combat the swine flu epidemic which hit the country last week. Kiev is taking emergency measures to stop the outbreak.
Yahoo StumbleUpon Google Live Technorati del.icio.us Digg Reddit Mixx Propeller The president has sent letters to the European Commission, NATO’s Secretary General, and the heads of Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the US asking for humanitarian aid, said the presidential press service. Ukraine needs antiviral medicine, medical masks, lung ventilators and other equipment. Several countries have already agreed to help, while Russia offered aid on its own initiative.
Ukrainian government has made an emergency purchase of Tamiflu medicine from Switzerland. A shipment of 300 million doses, worth $2.5 million, was airlifted on Sunday night. According to the president’s press service, the seller offered a discount price for Ukraine.
Prague - The Czech Republic is not considering limiting travel in relation to the flu epidemic that killed some 67 people in Ukraine, Czech Interior Minister Martin Pecina told a press conference after a cabinet meeting today.