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Swine flu going on. Details
(updated at 12:21 am) MIGnews.com.ua
According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers in connection with the epidemic of influenza A (H1N1) a three-week vacation is announced in all educational institutions of Ukraine, MIGnews.com.ua correspondent reports. In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine introduced a three-week ban on public events, but also introduces a vacation in all higher education institutions. Yulia Tymoshenko assured that to date, all pharmacies and hospitals are provided "with rapid tests to detect Californian influenza." "
We have bought a sufficient number of medical masks, which are distributed to the regions of Ukraine. All the pharmacies and hospitals have already been provided with relevant masks, medical supplies and drugs for prophylaxis and treatment of swine flu", - she said. In addition, the Prime Minister announced that all funds necessary for the purchase of medicines to prevent and treat flu, "which can cope with this disease" have been assigned from reserve fund. Yulia Tymoshenko stressed that she will control all pharmacies.
According to her, for the period of the epidemic of influenza A (H1N1), all health institutions, regardless of their form of ownership, will be subordinated to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. She drew attention to the fact that now a minimum set of drug will be allocated for every drugstore. She stressed that the level of drug prices must be on the same level as last week. "If at least one pharmacy increases the price by 1 kopeck, then license will be withdrawn immediately" - promised the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister also announced that the Cabinet of Ministers will allocate Hr 500 million for the purchase of necessary medicines in the country. After the Cabinet meeting she was going to leave for the Ternopil Region. She explained that it is necessary to control the whole situation. Summing up, she promised all the possible symptoms of A (H1N1) influenza A (H1N1) will be reported on all television channels, radio, in all printed publications of the country. Premier appealed to citizens to seek medical help when first symptoms of the disease appear. "
A person is to do the only one thing - when there are early symptoms similar to acute respiratory disease – to go to hospital because (A (H1N1) disease is threatening only when person does not go to hospital and the disease transforms into advanced infection"- Yulia Tymoshenko asked.
Yesterday, on October 30 Health Minister Vasyl Knyazevych held a briefing at which he confirmed: the presence of flu virus A/N1N1-California was confirmed in the bodies of 11 patients in Ternopil and Lviv. In particular, as of October 29 at the Hromashevsky Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, 22 samples of patients from Ternopil had been analyzed. A flu was confirmed in 11 cases, 7 out of them - Influenza A/N1N1-California. In addition, experts at the laboratory of virology studied the materials of 8 people from Lviv with preliminary clinical diagnosis ‘acute respiratory viral infection’ in the presence of influenza virus A/N1N1. 4 out of them - positive for the presence of influenza virus A/N1N1-California, the press service of the Ministry of Health reports. According to Vasyl Kniazevych, Ministry of Health appealed to the international organizations for advice and provision of number of vaccines against A/N1N1 flu -California.