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Originally posted by middleclasssoldier
ok here is my question. why ukraine? there is always an angle, so why start with the ukraine?
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Ukraine - update 2 17 November 2009 -- Preliminary tests reveal no significant changes in the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus based on investigations of samples taken from patients in Ukraine. Analyses are being performed by two WHO influenza collaborating centres as part of the global influenza surveillance network. Preliminary genetic sequencing shows that the virus is similar to the virus used for production of the pandemic influenza vaccine, reconfirming the vaccine's efficacy at this time. Related links Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Additional questions about the pandemic virus circulating in Ukraine will be answered as more data is available. WHO commends the government of Ukraine for its open sharing of samples to inform global monitoring of the virus for signs of change. A total of 34 samples were analysed independently by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Mill Hill in London, UK, and the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The funny thing is that every year about 500.000 people worldwide die from seasonal fly. It sounds like the OP have little knowledge about this.
Originally posted by reasonable
Just in that news preview alone:
1.3 million infected
over 8,000 to be dead
Deaths globally may be in the millions
Someone sure knows how to spew some fear..
Originally posted by 12212012
reply to post by Nyteskye
Fear Fear Fear Fear Fear Fear!!!
The Health Ministry confirmed 315 deaths of flu and acute respiratory viral infections in 23 regions, the city of Kyiv and Crimea as of November 16.
Ukrainian News learned this from a statement by the Health Ministry.
The ministry registered 16 deaths over the past 24 hours.
According to the statement, since October 29, a total of 89 lethal cases have been registered in Lviv region, 38 lethal cases have been registered in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 25 cases in Chernivtsi region, 22 cases in Ternopil region, 17 cases in Khmelnytskyi region, 13 cases in Kyiv region, 14 cases in Donetsk region, 10 cases in Rivne region, 11 cases in the city of Kyiv, 10 cases in Volyn region, 11 cases in Chernihiv region, and 7 cases in Zakarpattia region.
Also, 6 people have died of flu and acute respiratory viral infections in each of Cherkasy region, Kharkiv region, Vinnytsia region, and Poltava region, 5 people in Sumy region, 3 people in each of Kherson region, Zhytomyr region, Zaporizhia region, Kirovohrad region, two people died in each of Dnipropetrovsk region and Crimea, and one in each of Mykolaiv region, Odesa region, and the city of Sevastopol.
Since October 29, a total of 1,400,999 people have contracted flu and acute respiratory viral infections in Ukraine, according to the statement.
A total of 78,326 people have been hospitalized with flu and acute respiratory viral infections since October 29, and 48,155 patients have been discharged.
The epidemic threshold has not been overridden only in Crimea, Zaporizhia region, Odesa region, Kharkiv region, Kherson region, and the city of Sevastopol.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Health Ministry confirmed 299 deaths of flu and acute respiratory viral infections in 23 regions, the city of Kyiv and Crimea as of November 15.