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WHO backs findings on Tamiflu for seasonal flu

393 weeks ago
GENEVA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation onDec.11endorsed findings that there is no clear evidence that the antiviral Tamiflu prevents complications such as pneumonia in otherwise healthy people with seasonal flu.

Swine flu death rate high for Native Americans

393 weeks ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say American Indians and Alaska Natives have died from swine flu at a rate four times greater than other Americans.

UK study confirms H1N1 far less lethal than feared

393 weeks ago
LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - H1N1 pandemic swine flu is far less lethal than feared, British scientists said on Dec. 9, but public health officials should not be complacent in fighting it and vaccination campaigns should continue.

Experts: Agriculture, tourism, logistics and infrastructure have largest growth potential in Ukraine

393 weeks ago
New York, December 10 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The farming sector and related food and engineering, tourism and other services, logistics and infrastructure development have the highest growth potential in Ukraine, experts said at a roundtable entitled "Ukraine: opportunities and challenges" organized by the Financial Times with the Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance held in New York on Dec. 9.

Kyiv abolishes annual and quarterly traveling cards

393 weeks ago
The Kyiv city state administration has abolished annual and quarterly traveling cards for subway and public transport.

Yushchenko calls for population to be vaccinated ahead of second wave of flu

394 weeks ago
Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko has accused the government led by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of failing to take a decision on the vaccination of the Ukrainian population against flu.

Swine flu strikes isolated North Korea

394 weeks ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Swine flu has struck isolated North Korea, the regime acknowledged Dec. 9, although it was unclear whether there were any fatalities from the virus that has been circling the globe for months.

Italian foreign minister: Visa-free travel could be introduced between EU, Russia in 2010

394 weeks ago
Moscow - Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said visa-free travel could be introduced between Russia and the European Union next year.

Germany to sell H1N1 vaccines due to weak demand

394 weeks ago
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Five people die of flu, pneumonia in past 24 hours in Ukraine

394 weeks ago
A total of 468 people have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine as of late on Monday, December 7.

Flu-related illness persists in five Ukrainian oblasts

394 weeks ago
According to the latest Health Ministry briefing, 2,103,542 Ukrainians have come down with flu-related illness since Oct. 29. Some 468 patients have died, the report says, which says the epidemiological threshold is currently exceeded in five oblasts.

Radio Liberty: Ukraine, Israel Plan Visa-Free Travel

394 weeks ago
Ukraine and Israel plan to sign an agreement on visa-free travel in 2010, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told journalists after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv today that the two countries agreed "to work in that direction."

For more on the story, please follow this link:
http://www.rferl.org/content/Ukraine_Israel_Plan_VisaFree_Travel/1897620.html

Poll: Ukrainians dissatisfied with government's measures on fighting flu epidemic

394 weeks ago
Ukrainian citizens have mainly negative feelings about measures being taken by the government to fight the flu epidemic, according to a survey carried out by the Institute of Social and Political Psychology of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine on November 24-30, 2009.

Poll: Over 30% of Ukrainians say panic over flu epidemic helped Tymoshenko

394 weeks ago
Kyiv, December 7 (Interfax-Ukraine) – A total of 33.3% of Ukrainians think that the public panic about the flu epidemic helped Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko the most, while 28.7% said it was a boost for all politicians, according to a survey carried out by FOM-Ukraine on November 22-30, 2009.

Ukraine, Israel may agree to visa-free travel in 2010

394 weeks ago
Kyiv, December 7 (Interfax) - Ukraine and Israel may agree to visa-free travel between the two countries in 2010, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, in Kyiv on Monday.

H1N1 deaths hit 100 in Japan

394 weeks ago
TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The number of deaths from the H1N1 swine flu virus has hit 100 in Japan, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday, as the pandemic continues to spread around the world.

Ukraine's health ministry confirms 457 deaths of flu

394 weeks ago
The Health Ministry has confirmed 457 deaths of flu and acute respiratory viral infections from October 29 through December 4 in all 24 regions of Ukraine, the Crimean Autonomous Republic, the city of Sevastopol, and the city of Kyiv.

Kazakhstan develops vaccine against A(H1N1) flu

394 weeks ago
Kazakh researchers have developed a vaccine named Kfzfluvac against the A(H1N1) flu subtype, the Kazakh Education and Science Ministry has reported.

Tymoshenko: Business has hardly any influence in BYuT

394 weeks ago
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is running for president, has said that representatives of business have no dominant influence on decision making in her political force.

Brazil officials visiting Germany get swine flu

394 weeks ago
Two Brazilian officials accompanying President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on a trip to Germany have been diagnosed with swine flu.

Swine flu kids getting faster drug treatment

394 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - More than 80 percent of U.S. children severely ill with H1N1 flu have been treated swiftly with antiviral drugs, a trend that could be saving lives, U.S. health officials said on Friday.

WHO: Pandemic flu is declining in North America

394 weeks ago
The World Health Organisation confirmed on Friday that swine flu has peaked in North America and was declining, in its latest weekly data on the pandemic.

Health Ministry cancels decree on obligatory minimum list of medicines for drugstores for period of flu epidemic

394 weeks ago
The Health Ministry of Ukraine has cancelled its decree No.785 of October 30 "On the obligatory minimum list of medicines and medical products for drugstores for the period of the epidemic of ?/H1N1 flu."

Highways far more dangerous than flu

394 weeks ago
Drivers who have money, power rarely get punished for reckless driving that kills people.

Rada revokes law on provision Hr 1 billion for fighting flu

394 weeks ago
The Verkhovna Rada has repealed a law on the allocation of Hr 1 billion to fight the flu outbreak in Ukraine.

Lawmakers pass anti-flu bill worth Hr 200 million at first reading

394 weeks ago
Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada passed at first reading a bill on the allocation of Hr 200 million for the struggle against the influenza epidemic in Ukraine.

Tourism chiefs warn against 2010 World Cup greed

394 weeks ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African soccer and tourism officials are warning hotels, airlines and restaurants not to hike prices during next year's World Cup.

WHO: Tamiflu-resistant flu not spreading more widely

394 weeks ago
GENEVA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 viruses have not spread to hospital staff or beyond despite spreading among two clusters of patients in Britain and the United States the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

PR Web: Ukrainian Odessa invites the world to choose a new tourism logotype

394 weeks ago
Odessa, Ukraine (PRWEB) December 3, 2009 -- Odessa, Ukraine, in search of a perfect new tourism logo, is turning to the Internet for help. Read the story here.

Flu, pneumonia kill 445 people in Ukraine

395 weeks ago
A total of 445 people have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine as of late on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

FACTBOX-Measures to fight H1N1 swine flu in Europe

395 weeks ago
Dec 2 (Reuters) - Here are some details about measures taken to fight H1N1, swine flu, which has killed almost 8,750 people globally, according to the latest European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) tallies.

Health ministry: nine die of flu, pneumonia in past 24 hours in Ukraine

395 weeks ago
A total of 440 people have died of flu and respiratory diseases in Ukraine as of late on Tuesday, December 1.

Poll: Ukrainians eat onion, garlic, drink alcoholic beverages to protect themselves from flu

395 weeks ago
Ukrainians are eating onions and garlic, taking vitamins, spending more time at home, and also drinking alcoholic beverages in order to protect themselves from flu and flu-like illnesses, according to a survey carried out by Research & Branding Group.

Poll: epidemic of flu not to affect elections

395 weeks ago
The majority of Ukrainians think that the epidemic of flu will not affect the presidential elections, according to a survey carried out by Research & Branding Group.

Health Ministry confirms 431 deaths of flu

395 weeks ago
The Health Ministry has confirmed 431 deaths of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in 24 regions, the city of Kyiv, the city of Sevastopol, and in the Crimea from Oct. 29 through Nov. 30, according to the statement by the Health Ministry.

Study: Loneliness, like flu, is 'infectious'

395 weeks ago
SINGAPORE, Dec 1 (Reuters Life!) - Loneliness, like the flu, is contagious, U.S. research shows.

Ukraine's parliament to consider allocation of funds to fight against flu outbreak

395 weeks ago
The Verkhovna Rada at its sitting on Thursday, Dec. 3, will consider a draft law on the allocation of Hr 1 billion to fight against the epidemic of flu in Ukraine.

Sanitary epidemiological station: Flu over in Kyiv

395 weeks ago
The Kyiv city sanitary and epidemiological station has said that the flu is over in Kyiv. According to the sanitary and epidemiological station, the indicators of the epidemic growth are 1.6 times lower the epidemic threshold.

VR to consider issue on allocating means for fight against flu as first one

395 weeks ago
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Health Ministry: Flu, pneumonia kill 424 people in Ukraine

395 weeks ago
A total of 424 people have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine as of late on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Kiev Map is the best helper to discover real Kiev.

395 weeks ago
Take a good Kiev map and forget about boring guides from the tourist buses. Beautiful ancient Kiev is literally in your hands now. Leave the beaten path. Discover your own Kiev.

Front for Change: Party of Regions and BYT to continue dividing UAH 1 billion on fighting flu in budget committee

395 weeks ago
The deputy head of the Front for Change nongovernmental organization, Andriy Pyshny, has said that the sum of UAH 1 billion on fighting flu was too small for the Party of Regions and BYT factions to divide it at halves and will continue splitting money under the carpet in the budget committee, the organization’s press service reported on Friday.

40% in Ukraine see flu epidemic as political technology

395 weeks ago
40.3% of Ukrainians polled by the FOM-Ukraine say a public excitement surrounding a growing number of flu and ARI ill patients is a political technology aimed at distracting people's attention from more important problems, according to National

GlaxoSmithKline could give vaccine from A/H1N1 flu for laboratory tests to Ukraine

395 weeks ago
Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, could next week to give vaccine from A/H1N1 flu to the Ukrainian Health Ministry to register it in the country.

Regions Party suggests spending Hr 200 million instead of Hr 1 billion on flu

395 weeks ago
The Regions Party has suggested allocating Hr 200 million instead of Hr 1 billion for fighting flu outbreaks, since Hr 1 billion might not be spent by the end of the year.

Health Ministry confirms 414 deaths from flu

395 weeks ago
The Health Ministry has confirmed that 414 people have died of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in 24 regions, Kyiv city, and the Crimean Autonomous Republic as of Nov. 26, according to the statement by the ministry.

Xinhua: Rise in pneumonia cases linked to H1N1

395 weeks ago
BEIJING, Nov. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Health officials are finding that bacterial pneumonia cases are rising along with instances of the A/H1N1 virus. Doctors are seeing an increase in flu complications leading to pneumonia. At the same time, cases of seasonal flu are at record levels because of the new A/H1N1 virus. Meanwhile there was concern recently in the Ukraine where nearly two hundred died in what's been described as an outbreak of a new "super flu". The Sunday Express in Britain said that a "cocktail of three flu viruses" were reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague. Read the story here.

WHO says Tamiflu still works against swine flu

395 weeks ago
The World Health Organization says isolated cases of drug-resistant swine flu in Britain and the United States have not changed the agency's assessment of the disease.

Ukraine's parliament fails to override veto on Hr 1 billion for fighting flu

395 weeks ago
The Verkhovna Rada has failed to override the president's veto on a law about the provision of Hr 1 billion for fighting the flu outbreak in Ukraine.

Examiner.com: Has the Ukraine swine flu mutation spread to the United States?

395 weeks ago
A county medical examiner in Iowa has come forward to inform the public of the results of autopsies that point to bleeding in the lungs, just as in the fatal cases inUkraine and Norway. Many of these cases went undiagnosed as H1N1 due to the acute condition of the patients, and the invasive nature of testing. Read the story here.