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According to Chief Sanitary Doctor Oleksandr Bilovol, 13 cases of A(H1N1) flu have been officially confirmed in Ukraine as of Saturday, October 31.
Oleksandr Bilovol announced this at a conference call meeting chaired by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday.
"13 cases have been confirmed," he said.
Oleksandr Bilovol said required tests for confirmation have been sent to a laboratory in London.
Health Minister Vasyl Kniazevych told the press one death has been officially confirmed as caused by the virus.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Chief Sanitary Doctor Oleksandr Bilovol said 81,247 people contracted acute respiratory viral infections as of October 30, and 11 cases of A(H1N1) had been officially confirmed.
The Health Ministry on October 30 declared the A(H1N1) flu epidemic.
The Cabinet of Ministers has introduced quarantine in nine regions, banned organization of mass events, and closed schools for three weeks because of the epidemic influenza.
Influenza A/Kaliforniya/04/2009 (rebuttal) - Ukraine (Ternopil region) ********************************* ************************************************** Date: October 28, 2009 From: ProMED-mail Corinthians BM Source: IA: "podrobnosti.ua", September 27, 2009 [Moderator HF] podrobnosti.ua... Ternopolskaya SES not confirm the deaths from influenza -------------------------------------------- ------------- Ternopil Oblast Sanitary-Epidemiological Station at 16:00 on October 27 is not laboratory-confirmed fatal cases of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections. This is the press service of the Ternopil Regional State Administration. Recall, Chief GU Health Ternopil regional state administration Bogdan Oniskiv today announced that in the field of influenza have died, seven persons. According to him, in the area reported more than 10 thousand cases of an unknown type of flu. 7 cases of death from an unknown influenza and SARS in Ternopil were journalistic duck and not confirmed by the staff of the Ternopil Oblast sanitation centers.It should be noted that behave unethically in the current tense situation in the world and in the country for influenza, including pandemic, such unproven "horror stories" can only cause panic and cause irreparable damage to the health of people who will engage in fear and self-rake with shelves of pharmacies all that can be purchased from the flu. On the other hand, it should be noted the positive experience of the Kiev epidemiologists, who prepared the available for each ordinary Ukrainians practical recommendations (infocorn.org.ua... 27sya_ot_svynogo_gryppa_sovety_prostym_ukraynskym_grazhdanam ) in case of an outbreak of pandemic influenza, which will help minimize the possible serious consequences of this outbreak. podrobnosti.ua... ). Recommendations can be successfully applied for treatment and prevention of normal seasonal influenza. Finally, it should be advised to await the results of analysis of reference laboratory in Britain, which had been sent samples of influenza strains isolated from the dead, unless were really dead and the samples were taken ( podrobnosti.ua...). - Cor VM] 6 _______________________________________________ ProMED-RUS mailing list ProMED-RUS@promed.isid.org promed.isid.org... - Cor VM] See also: 07-OCT-09 PRO / RUS> Influenza A/Kaliforniya/04/2009 - Russia (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Chita (2)) 20091007.10155 6 _______________________________________________ ProMED-RUS mailing list ProMED-RUS @ promed.isid.org promed.isid.org...