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Tymoshenko, Yanukovych, Yushchenko - most influential Ukrainians

443 weeks ago
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko leads the rating of top 200 most influential Ukrainians drawn up by Focus magazine, the acting chief editor of the magazine, Kateryna Hlazkova, said at a press conference in Kyiv on Dec. 17.

NRCU: Ukraine won't take consequences of H1N1 vaccination

443 weeks ago
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine says a necessary condition for receiving the A/H1N1 vaccine from the World Health Organization (WHO) is responsibility of its producer and supplier for possible complications after vaccination, Ukraine's Chief Sanitary Officer Oleksandr Bilovol has told the press on Dec. 17. Read the story here.

WHO to send swine flu vaccine to poor countries

444 weeks ago
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization plans to start shipping swine flu vaccine to Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Mongolia in the next few weeks, flu chief Keiji Fukuda said Dec. 17.

Germany and Spain seek to cut H1N1 vaccine orders

444 weeks ago
LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Germany and Spain want to reduce deliveries of swine flu vaccine and potentially return excess supplies to manufacturers, due to low uptake of the shots, in a move that could hit drugmakers' profits.

Death toll from flu, pneumonia in Ukraine rises to 513

444 weeks ago
The number of those who have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine has increased to 513 people as of late on December 16, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has reported.

Turchynov urges Yushchenko to sign law on allocation of Hr 608 m to fight flu epidemic

444 weeks ago
The Ukrainian government has called on President Victor Yushchenko to sign without delay a law on the allocation of Hr 608 million to fight the flu epidemic in Ukraine.

Health Ministry: Flu, pneumonia kill 507 people in Ukraine

444 weeks ago
A total of 507 people have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine as of late on Dec. 15, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has reported.

Ukraine confirms 466 cases of A/H1N1 flu, including 202 deaths from swine flu

444 weeks ago
A total of 466 cases of the pandemic A/H1N1 flu have been laboratory confirmed in Ukraine, including 202 deaths from swine flu, the Ukrainian Health Ministry's press service reported on Dec. 15.

Ukrainian parliament allocates over Hr 600 mllion to fight flu

444 weeks ago
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has allocated over Hr 600 million to fight the flu epidemic in Ukraine.

Ukraine braces for second wave of flu virus

444 weeks ago
The Health Ministry on Dec. 14 said flu-related illness reached epidemic proportions again in 13 oblasts.

Health Ministry: Death toll from flu, pneumonia in Ukraine rises to 496

444 weeks ago
The number of those who have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine has increased to 496 people as of late on Dec. 13, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has reported.

Mayor of town near Moscow, wife gunned down

444 weeks ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors say a local mayor and his wife have been shot dead at their country home.

Flu-related illness increases, more dead

444 weeks ago
According to Health Ministry, some 2.5 million Ukrainians have fallen ill with flu-related illnesses since the swine flu epidemic began in late October.

Georgia reports first death from swine flu

444 weeks ago

WHO backs findings on Tamiflu for seasonal flu

444 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

444 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

444 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

445 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

446 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

446 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

446 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

446 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

446 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

446 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

446 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

446 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

446 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'

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