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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

451 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

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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

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Tamiflu-resistant swine flu cluster reported in United States

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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

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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

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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

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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

451 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

451 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

451 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

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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

451 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

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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

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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

Death toll from swine flu rises to 13 in Belarus

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Minsk, November 19 (Interfax) - The death toll from swine flu has climbed to 13 in Belarus, the Belarusian Health Ministry told Interfax on Nov. 19.

Ukraine receives 615,000 of packs of Tamiflu

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Ukraine has already received around 615,000 of packs of Tamiflu, an antiviral drug for treating flu, Ukraine's chief health and sanitary officer Oleksandr Bilovol said at a press conference on Nov. 19.

Ivano-Frankivsk region to order over 100,000 doses of flu vaccine

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Ivano-Frankivsk, November 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The leadership of Ivano-Frankivsk region has decided to buy over 100,000 doses of flu vaccine in 2010, the region's chief sanitary officer, Mykhailo Yavorsky, said at a meeting of a special anti-epidemic commission under the regional administration on Nov. 19.

Ukraine confirms 225 swine flu cases, 17 deaths from A/H1N1 virus

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Ukraine is facing a swine flu pandemic and an epidemic of seasonal flu and acute respiratory illnesses, First Deputy Health Minister Vasyl Lazoryshynets has said.

Maldives confirms first H1N1 flu death

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MALE, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Maldivian health authorities onNov. 19confirmed the Indian Ocean archipelago's first death from the H1N1 flu virus.

WHO: A/H1N1 infection rate in Ukraine not the highest in Europe

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The infection rate of A/H1N1 flu in Ukraine is lower than in seven other countries where high flu rates were registered - Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Moldova, Iceland, Ireland and Russia - the European department of the World Health Organization has reported.

Moldovan soldiers given onions to fight swine flu

451 weeks ago
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's army is feeding its soldiers onions and garlic to help them ward off swine flu.

WHO: Deaths not linked to H1N1 vaccines

451 weeks ago
GENEVA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A small number of people have died after being inoculated against H1N1 pandemic flu, but investigations have shown that the deaths are not due to the vaccines, a senior official at the World Health Organisation said on Nov. 19.

Experts say radical measures won't stop swine flu

451 weeks ago
LONDON (AP) — Health experts say extraordinary measures against swine flu — most notably quarantines imposed by China, where entire planeloads of passengers were isolated if one traveler had symptoms — have failed to contain the disease.

Black Sea city to visit. Crimea"s,Ukraine tourist areas.

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Each Black Sea City has its own spirit and individuality. But magnificent Crimea is still a new territory for the majority of Western visitors. Learn about the Crimeas tourist areas.

Black Sea Cruises. Black Sea Ferry. Dnieper River cruises.

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Are the Black Sea Cruises a good alternative to the fast but expensive plane travel? Yes, it is. First of all it is a lot of fun. Find out about the Ukrainian Black Sea ferries available during 2006

Kiev Airport. "Borispil" and "Kyiv"(Zhulyany)

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Review of the Kiev airport "Borispil" services. Flight to Kiev. Ukraine airlines and flights to Ukraine.

Black Sea Map. Features of the Black Sea.

452 weeks ago
Let's take a look at the black sea map. Our Mother Nature has created unique ecological system. What makes it unique? Let's find out.

Health Ministry: Flu, respiratory diseases claim 344 lives in Ukraine

452 weeks ago
The current flu epidemic and other acute respiratory diseases in Ukraine has claimed 344 lives by Wednesday evening, the Health Ministry said.

Lithuania reports 1st swine flu death

452 weeks ago
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania says a 14-year-old boy is the country's first swine flu-related fatality.

Poll: Number of Russians worrying about A(H1N1) growing

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Moscow, November 18 (Interfax) - The number of Russians worrying about contracting the A(H1N1) flu virus commonly known also as swine flu grew to 70% in November from 57% in September, while the number of those whose fears about this are great has nearly doubled to 27% from 14%, the VTsIOM public opinion center reported based on a poll conducted in 140 communities in 42 regions of Russia on Nov. 14-15.

Ukraine gets $50,000 worth of humanitarian aid from Moldova to fight flu

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A cargo of humanitarian aid from Moldova arrived in Ukraine on Nov. 18, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service has reported.

Greek fans not coming to support their national team in Donetsk due to flu epidemic in Ukraine

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Greek fans who bought 1,000 tickets for the second leg of the 2010 World Cup play-off between Ukraine and Greece have refused to travel to Donetsk due to the flu outbreak in Ukraine, Director General of CJSC Ukraine Football International Oleh Shkreba has told the Ukrainian service of Deutsche Welle.

Ukrainian Globalist: Swine flu - the number of victims in Ukraine grows up every hour

452 weeks ago
Ukrainian authorities hide the true information about swine flu in the country. Number of registered flu and ARVI accidents grew up in 2.5 times – Tymoshenko said. But it is not the real situation. Real number of victims is much higher. Doctors say, that more than 1000 people has already died of flu in Ukraine. Some hours ago the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has informed, that the number of registered flu and ARVI cases in Ukraine in Nov. 8-10 has grown up again more than in 2.5 times. Experts suppose about more than 2 million flu diseased. Read the story here.

BYUT wants to fight for ?flu billion? out of turn

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The BYUT faction

Number of passengers using public transport in Ivano-Frankivsk falls 70% due to flu epidemic

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Ivano-Frankivsk, November 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The number of passengers using public transport in Ivano-Frankivsk has fallen by 70% due to the epidemic of flu and acute respiratory viral infections, Chairman of the Association of City Transporters Volodymyr Sokhan has said.

Health Ministry: Second wave of A/H1N1 flu in Ukraine could come in late 2009-early 2010

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Kyiv, November 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine's Deputy Chief Sanitary Doctor Liudmyla Mukharska has forecast that a second wave of the A/H1N1 flu in the country could come in December 2009 or January 2010, while a third one could be seen in next autumn.

Twenty-two countries ready to assist Ukraine in fighting flu epidemic

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A total of 22 countries have decided to assist Ukraine in fighting its flu epidemic, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Valeriy Dzhyhun said at a briefing in Kyiv on Nov. 17.

Over 5,500 Russians diagnosed with swine flu

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Moscow, November 17 (Interfax) - To date, more than 5,500 cases of the H1N1 virus have been registered in Russia, said Minister of Health Care and Social Development Tatyana Golikova.

World Health Organization: Initial tests show no mutation in H1N1 virus samples from Ukraine

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Preliminary tests of the H1N1 pandemic virus samples taken from Ukrainian patients haven't exposed any signs of mutation, experts of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Health Ministry Confirms 299 Deaths Of Flu And Acute Respiratory Viral Infections

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Yuschenko Vetoes Allocation Of UAH 1 Billion For Fighting Flu

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CM asks Yushchenko to sign law on ?flu? billion

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Cabinet of Ministers...

City of Odessa, Ukraine.

452 weeks ago
According to European standards, city of Odessa is a relatively young city. But there is something what makes it special.

Odessa Videos. Pearl of the Black Sea, Ukraine.

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Watch Odessa Videos and discover this one-of-a-kind Ukrainian city.