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FACTBOX-Measures to fight H1N1 swine flu in Europe

450 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

450 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

450 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

450 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

450 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'

450 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

450 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

450 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

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

450 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.

450 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

450 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

450 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

450 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

450 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

450 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

450 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

450 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

450 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?

450 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.

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

450 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

450 weeks ago
The Verkhovna Rada...

Official: Mutating A/H1N1 virus still treatable

450 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

450 weeks ago
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Foreign Policy: Ukraine's phantom flu

450 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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

451 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.