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Friday, October 30, 2009

Flu Epidemic Kills 440 in Ukraine, Thousands More Infected (Updated)

At least 61 people are in critical condition. H1N1 has been officially confirmed in seven cases. Schools and kindergartens in nine oblasts have been closed: Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Zakarpattya, Chernivtsi, Rivne, Volyn, Khmelnytsk and Vinnytsya.

“Ukraine has entered a flu epidemic, of the so-called California (swine) type. As of October 29, we have 951 people hospitalized. Unfortunately, we have to note 30 fatalities,” Minister of Healthсare Vasyl Knyazevych said at a briefing Friday.

More recent reports bring the death toll to 37.

UPDATES
Tymoshenko, Yanukovych and Yushchenko have canceled their campaign rallies. Interoblast movement will be restricted. Mobile military hospitals are on standby.

This Channel 1+1 report looks into an HMO in Irpin, Kyiv oblast, flooded with sick people who fear for their lives.



Every doctor gets 50 patients per day. The situation is deteriorating. An epidemic is going on but nobody will admit it officially.

The number of confirmed H1N1 cases has climbed to 11. According to online rumors, Kyiv disease control authorities will send helicopters spraying anti-H1N1 chemicals overnight.

As of Sunday morning local time, 48 people have died, 150,000 are suffering from respiratory diseases and 14 swine flu cases have been officially confirmed.

As of 13:01 local time, 53 people have died, 184,919 are suffering from
respiratory diseases, including 82,691 children. Some 7,383 people have been hospitalized, of whom 123 are in ICU.

As of 5:00 pm local time November 1, 60 people have died and 191,431 are suffering from respiratory diseases.

As of Monday afternoon local time, 67 people have died. All deaths are alike, with 22 confirmed H1N1 cases as testing and autopsies continue, Deputy Minister of Health Vasyl Lazorshynets said.


As of 5:00 pm local time November 2, 70 people have died.

As of Tuesday afternoon local time, 71 people have died and some 255,516 are suffering from respiratory diseases. Contrary to earlier statements, the government now says there's no swine flu epidemic in Ukraine but a seasonal flu epidemic only.

As of 1:00 pm Wednesday local time, the first H1N1 fatality in Kyiv has been officially confirmed.

As of Thursday afternoon local time, the official death toll has reached 92, including 6 children, 4 pregnant women and 4 doctors.

As of Friday afternoon local time November 6, we have seven confirmed H1N1 cases in Kyiv, including one fatality. Six infected people are fighting for their lives, including a 2-month-old baby and a 23-year-old pregnant woman.

As of November 6, 135 people have died.

As of November 8, 144 people have died.

As of November 9, 155 people have died and 65 swine flu cases have been officially confirmed. A total of 969,247 have become ill with respiratory diseases since the epidemic's outbreak.

As of November 10, 189 people have died. Some 1,122,188 are suffering from ARVI, of whom 57,286 have been hospitalized.

As of November 11, 213 people have died. Some
1,192,000 are suffering from ARVI, of whom 62,000 have been hospitalized and 350 are in ICU.

As of November 14, 282 people have died (17 died during the last 24 hrs). Some 73,373 have been hospitalized since the outbreak (3,682 during the last 24 hrs).

As of early November 16, 299 have died (17 during the last 24 hrs); 1,364,939 have fallen ill since the outbreak (17,401 during the last 24 hrs).

As of November 17, 328 people have died; 1,457,000 have fallen ill since the outbreak (56,000
during the last 24 hrs).

As of December 2, 440 people have died.

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Original source: http://tsn.ua

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2 comments:

Ropi said...

In Hungary 4 people died due to H1N1, but the 4th one is disputed because that person was very sick before that. Until June, we could resist well, with heat cameras and checks on the airports but you can't control this when tourists are going from everywhere.

Taras said...

We now have 48 deaths, 150,000 people suffering from respiratory diseases and 14 officially confirmed swine flu cases.

You can't control everything, but at least you can do better than our country in terms of prevention, treatment and drugstore supplies.