NEWS FLASH! Highest epidemic of swine flu in Ukraine!
Health Minister Vasyl Knyazevych reported that 31 samples were taken from sick people in order to determine whether they fall under the diagnosis of swine flu, of which 11 cases have been confirmed. "It is the interpretation of the result," - he said, adding that on 29 October in Ukraine, 951 people were hospitalized with acute respiratory infections and influenza. As for 30 cases of death, recorded from 19 to 29 October, he reported that the sample was taken only in one case, and the diagnosis was confirmed (A (H1N1)).
Since October 29 the Lviv Region prohibited excursions by bus in connection with influenza and acute respiratory viral infections, the chief sanitary doctor of the Lviv Region Roman Pavlyv reported.
An epidemic of high pathogenic influenza A/H1N1 has begun when it became cold in the country, Health Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Knyazevych claimed. He reported that yesterday, on October 29 in Ternopil, the conference took place with the participation of leading experts. "According to preliminary results, we note that Ukraine has entered into the global pandemic zone, and (the country) Californian epidemic of influenza, or influenza A/H1N1 started. Preliminary analysis of samples taken from ill people and who went to the hospital confirms this diagnosis," - said Vasily Knyazevych.
Vasily Knyazevych called on the population of Ukraine not engage in self-treatment, and go to hospital, UNIAN reports. "People died because they did not apply in time for doctors. The patients called the doctor at 5-7 days of illness, when it was impossible to help people" - the Minister said, assuring that Ukraine has enough drugs to treat this type of flu. Vasily Knyazevych assured that our doctors are competent in these matters.
Today it became known about the death of five people Drohobycz and district. They died as a result of unknown virus, which caused lightning and severe form of pneumonia that is usually impossible to have physicians from Drohobycz, which have more than 20 and 35 years of service. Both doctors said that is not observed in their practice cases such swift action of the virus, which could not resist the strongest antibiotics. According to their data, the lungs of the dead were so impressed if they suffered from chronic pneumonia, and most of the dead were young people.
Today President of Ukraine has appealed to the Prime Minister to ensure the allocation of state budget funds in the necessary volumes for the establishment of a permanent monitoring of the spread of influenza viruses, including influenza A/H1N1, and to ensure proper functioning of the virology laboratory of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine and health institutions in all regions of Ukraine.
An unknown viral infection seems to intensify its attack on the residents of the Transcarpathian Region. We recently released information about the death of a 40-year-old resident of Mezhhirya from infection in Volovets and hospitalization of another resident of the Transcarpathian Region to the regional infectious diseases hospital in Uzhhorod. Today MIGnews.com.ua correspondent in Uzhhorod learned about two new cases of deadly disease - in Hustka Region of Transcarpathia.
There is a lack of flu masks in drugstores of Kyiv. According to statements of employees of pharmacies, it is over. "All masks that we had in stock already are sold out, and we do not have new ones," - said the head of one of the pharmacies.
She stressed that flu masks are not produced in Ukraine, and purchased mainly in China. And as no one expected that people would need in larger quantities than usual orders, nobody did additional purchases, UNIAN reported.
The meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has been convoked. The Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said: In connection with epidemic of influenza A (H1N1) (Influenza California), the government has decided to impose quarantine in nine regions of Ukraine, namely: in Transcarpathia, Khmelnitsky, Rivne, Chernivtsi, Volyn, Vinnitsa, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil Regions. The movement of people between the regions and abroad –may be under special control - it may be limited due to the epidemiological situation, Yulia Tymoshenko warned.
As a reminder, on October 28 flu epidemic in the Ternopil Region, which had appeared a week ago, mowed down nearly 10,000 of residents. Moreover - unknown virus has already killed seven people. Ministry of Health has confirmed 20 deaths from pneumonia in Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions.
A closed meeting has been held in Ivano-Frankivsk, at which participants agreed that epidemic of the so-called "pneumonic plague" is being spread throughout Ukraine. But the problem is its form is unknown, it is ATYPICAL nobody knows how to treat it.
Member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Health Lilia Hrihorovich (Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense faction) is convinced of the necessity to declare the state of emergency in five regions of Ukraine.http://mignews.com.ua/en/categ408/articles/376694.html