Ukraine flu death toll rises to 189
KIEV, November 11 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine’s death toll from an epidemic of flu and respiratory illness has risen to 189 people, and reported cases have exceeded 1 million, the health ministry said in a press release late on Tuesday.
The epidemic was declared in Ukraine in late October, when the first confirmed swine flu cases were also reported. Sixty-seven people have since been confirmed as having the A/H1N1 virus, of whom 14 have died.
The western Lvov and Ivano-Frankovsk regions of the ex-Soviet nation, home to 46 million, have been the worst-hit by the epidemic.
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