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Ukraine's parliament fails to override veto on law on provision of Hr 1 billion for fighting flu outbreak

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

VR sent law on allocation of UAH 1 billion for fight against flu for improvement

395 weeks ago
The Verkhovna Rada...

Official: Mutating A/H1N1 virus still treatable

395 weeks ago
Existing vaccines and antiviral drugs are still adequate for use against the mutating influenza A (H1N1) virus strain, according to a Chinese health official on Nov. 25.

VR did not overcome veto of President on law on allocating UAH 1 billion for fighting against flu

395 weeks ago
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Foreign Policy: Ukraine's phantom flu

395 weeks ago
Julia Ioffe writes about how Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko created a swine flu panic to get herself elected president. Read the story here.

Flu, pneumonia kill 404 people in Ukraine

396 weeks ago
A total of 404 people have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine as of late on Wednesday, November 25.

Lytvyn describes himself as fatalist, not planning to get vaccinated against flu

396 weeks ago
Ukraine's parliament speaker and presidential candidate Volodymyr Lytvyn has said that he has not got vaccinated against the flu, and is not planning to do so.

Government gives Hr 2 mln to reconstruct Ukrainian flu center

396 weeks ago
The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has allocated over UAH 2 million to reconstruct the Ukrainian center of flu and acute respiratory infections of the Ukrainian Health Ministry.

US: Swine flu vaccine safe; no big problems seen

396 weeks ago
U.S. health officials say there's no evidence that the swine flu vaccine is causing any serious side effects.

China reports 8 cases of mutated swine flu virus

396 weeks ago
China has detected eight people infected with mutated forms of the swine flu virus, a health official said Wednesday, but flu drugs and vaccines still work against it.

Death toll from flu nearing 600 in Russia

396 weeks ago
About 600 deaths, caused by all strains of flu, have been registered in Russia since the start of the year, Health and Social Development Minister Tatyana Golikova said.

China reports 8 cases of swine flu mutation

396 weeks ago
China has detected eight cases of swine flu mutation, a health official said Wednesday, amid longstanding concerns among scientists that the virus could change into a more dangerous form.

Forecast: second outbreak of flu in Kyiv may occur in December or early January

396 weeks ago
The situation with the epidemic of flu and acute respiratory viral infections in Kyiv is easing, but a second outbreak of the epidemic may occur at the end of December or at the beginning of January of the next year, health officials have said.

Tymoshenko HR 1 billion to fight epidemic of flu will not be a monetary emission

396 weeks ago
Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has said she hopes the presidential veto of a law allocating UAH 1 billion to fight the epidemic of flu and acute viral respiratory infections will be overridden and that this money would not come from a monetary emission.

Health minister proposes considering production of Ukrainian swine flu vaccine

396 weeks ago
Ukrainian Health Minister Vasyl Kniazevych has called for the production of a domestically produced vaccine against A/H1N1 flu.

Tymoshenko: Voluntary vaccination against swine flu should be launched in Ukraine

396 weeks ago
Kyiv, November 25 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko believes it is necessary to announce the launch of voluntary vaccination against the pandemic flu virus in Ukraine.

Yushchenko calls on cabinet of ministers to explain vaccination against H1N1 flu to population

396 weeks ago
President Victor Yushchenko has called on the Cabinet of Ministers to properly explain issues involving vaccination against influenza A(H1N1) to the public. The presidential press service announced this in a statement.

Number of flu patients in Lviv region exceeds 200,000

396 weeks ago
The number of those who have contracted flu and flu-like illnesses in Lviv region has exceeded 200,000 and totaled 200,755 from October 19 to November 24, the press service of Lviv Regional State Administration has told Interfax-Ukraine.

FACTBOX-Measures to fight H1N1 swine flu in Europe

396 weeks ago
Nov 24 (Reuters) - Here are some details about measures taken to fight the H1N1 swine flu, a mixture of swine, bird and human viruses and which has killed more than 7,860 people globally, according to the latest European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) tallies.

Yushchenko not planning to sign law on fighting flu even if overridden by parliament

396 weeks ago
Pryluky (Chernihiv region), November 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko has said that he will not sign a law allocating Hr 1 billion to fight the flu epidemic even if the Verkhovna Rada overrides a presidential veto of this law.

WHO praises Ukrainian government for work on prevention of flu epidemic

396 weeks ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised the measures taken by the Ukrainian government to prevent the spread of the flu epidemic in Ukraine.

First swine flu death reported in Estonia

396 weeks ago
Tallinn, November 24 (Interfax) - A 13 year-old boy, inflected with swine flu (A/H1N1), died in Estonia early on Nov. 23.

WHO probing spread of drug-resistant swine flu

396 weeks ago
GENEVA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) is looking into reports in Britain of the likely spread of a drug-resistant strain of swine flu, the U.N. agency said on Nov. 24.

WHO to provide 5 m doses of vaccine against swine flu to Ukraine

396 weeks ago
The World Health Organization will provide five million doses of the vaccine against the pandemic H1N1 flu virus to Ukraine, the Ukrainian president's press service reported on Nov. 24.

Ukrainian diplomatic missions to study cost of medical equipment and medicines for A/H1N1 flu

396 weeks ago
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has charged its foreign diplomatic missions with studying the prices for medical equipment and medicines to fight the A/H1N1 flu epidemic.

US Thanksgiving air travelers face full jets, fees

396 weeks ago
The number of air travelers over the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday will be down this year, which means shorter lines and fewer airport hassles, but full planes and new fees may keep passengers grumbling.

Twenty-five countries providing aid to Ukraine in fight against flu

396 weeks ago
Twenty-five countries are providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine in its fight against the flu epidemic, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Valeriy Dzhyhun has said.

Experts: Europe H1N1 flu deaths doubling every 2 weeks

396 weeks ago
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The number of H1N1 swine flu deaths in Europe has doubled almost every two weeks since the middle of October and 169 people died of the virus in the past week, disease surveillance experts said on Nov. 23.

Yuschenko's election platform promises visa-free travel with EU, not mentioning NATO membership

396 weeks ago
Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko, who is running for a second term in office, has said that his aim is to gain European Union membership for Ukraine.

Laboratory to test for ?/?1N1 flu opened in Ternopil

396 weeks ago
Ternopil, November 23 (Interfax-Ukraine) – A polymerase chain reaction laboratory that can test for ?/?1N flu has stared operating at Ternopil medical university.

Hungary government warns: Don't kiss Santa, he may have the flu

396 weeks ago
BUDAPEST, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Santa Claus should avoid kissing children and shaking their hands to prevent spreading the flu and should get vaccinated against the illness, Hungary's state health authority said.

Health Ministry confirms 381 deaths caused by flu and viral infection

396 weeks ago
The ministry of healthcare of Ukraine has confirmed 381 lethal cases caused by influenza and acute respiratory viral infections as of Nov. 22, in 24 regions of the country, reads a report made by the ministry.

Health Ministry confirms 374 deaths caused by influenza and acute respiratory viral infections

396 weeks ago
The ministry of healthcare of Ukraine has confirmed 374 lethal cases caused by influenza and acute respiratory viral infections from October 29 to November 21, in 24 regions, the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol, and in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, reads a report made by the ministry.

London Guardian: Panic over hundreds of flu deaths exploited by Ukraine's politicians

396 weeks ago
Tracy McVeigh writes:A flu pandemic in Ukraine that has triggered a nationwide panic is worsening this weekend with up to 400 deaths already reported. Read the story here.

RIA Novosti: Death toll from flu epidemic in Ukraine rises to 374

396 weeks ago
The death toll from the ongoing flu epidemic in Ukraine has risen to 374 cases, including 11 deaths in the past twenty-four hours, the country's Health Ministry reported on Sunday. Read the story here.

Yanukovych: Swine flu will not influence date for presidential elections in Ukraine

396 weeks ago
St. Pe – Regions Party leader Viktor Yanukovych has ruled out the possible postponement of presidential elections in Ukraine due to the epidemic of swine flu.

Washington Post: In Ukraine, H1N1 pandemic sets off panic and politicking

396 weeks ago
Philip P. Pan writes:As the pandemic H1N1 influenza surges with the onset of winter, the nations of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union appear particularly vulnerable to the deadly virus. Burdened with weak health-care systems, relatively inexperienced news media outlets and shaky governments that have little public trust, the region also seems ripe for panic and political strife over the flu. Read the story here.

Flu, respiratory infections kill 362 people in Ukraine, says Health Ministry

396 weeks ago
By Nov. 20, a total of 362 people have died of the flu and respiratory infections in Ukraine.

Education institutions in regions with low rate of flu cases to resume working on Nov. 23

396 weeks ago

Tamiflu-resistant swine flu cluster reported in United States

396 weeks ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Four North Carolina patients at a single hospital tested positive for a type of swine flu that is resistant to the medication Tamiflu, health officials said Friday.

WHO investigating Norway swine flu mutations

396 weeks ago
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday it is investigating samples of variant swine flu linked to two deaths and one severe case in Norway, but that so far the significance of the mutation is unclear.

Flu quarantine cancelled in Ukraine

396 weeks ago
Flu quarantine in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions will be cancelled from November 23, the regional anti-epidemic commissions decided. According to the Health Ministry, the number of regions which flu-sick rate is lower than the epidemic

Health Ministry confirms 356 deaths caused by influenza and ARVI

396 weeks ago
The ministry of healthcare of Ukraine has confirmed 356 lethal cases caused by influenza and acute respiratory viral infections, as of Nov. 19, in 24 regions, the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol, and in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, reads a report made by the ministry.

Culture and Tourism Ministry reduces smoking in Ukrainian hotels

396 weeks ago
The Ukrainian hotels should allot at least 50% of their hotel rooms for nonsmokers starting from Friday, Nov. 20.

To save lives, nation still needs to learn many lessons from flu epidemic

396 weeks ago
Kateryna Grushenko writes that health-care officials should quit provincial thinking and start acting in the interests of Ukraine’s population.

Panic eases even as flu deaths rise

396 weeks ago
As the government on Nov. 19 announced an end to a three-week national shutdown of universities and schools, panic over the flu epidemic subsided somewhat in Ukraine.

Flu slows down Kyiv

396 weeks ago
Affected by quarantine and panic, life in Kyiv has been subdued in the past few weeks.

Ukrainian Globalist: Swine flu is made to hide the real threats to humanity

396 weeks ago
Is swine flu the real threat to humanity? More probably it is the way to conceal more awful things happening in the world. We can see that the panic around swine flu makes people forget other even more important global events such as wars, political conflicts etc. And the character of A/H1N1 virus is its unexpected appearing “in the right place at the right moment”. The similar situation is noticed in Ukraine. It is not a secret that the country has a lot of internal and foreign problems and debts and its future is vague. People are going to strike against authorities while the country has got into dependence on powerful states. Besides the elections of the President is coming soon. The sudden swine flu invasion really seems to be a right way to distract people from the real great problems of Ukraine. Besides it is a good way to advertise candidates to the Presidency.Read the story here.

A (H1N1) flu vaccines to be registered until Dec. 15

396 weeks ago
The Cabinet of Ministers has instructed the Health Ministry to provide registration of vaccines for the influenza A (H1N1) until Dec. 15, 2009. The governmental issued the relevant resolution No.1387 dated Nov. 18.

WHO detects no mutation of A(H1N1) flu virus in Ukraine

396 weeks ago
Preliminary tests have revealed no significant changes in the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus based on investigations of samples taken from patients in Ukraine, according to the press service of the World Health Organization (WHO).A total of 34 samples