Ukraine Health Minister Says New Strain
of H1N1 Swine Flu: Possible Mutation
The first deputy minister of Health in Ukraine said in a statement
that they have a different H1N1 swine flu than the rest of the world.
In 6 days
500,000 people have been infected and 109 deaths have been confirmed.
According to statements from departments and officials there is
no concensus, however some infectious disease experts are stating
that this is either a mutated, recombined H1N1 or a new flu strain.
The Ukrainian government imposed
quarantines in nine western provinces in late October in an
attempt to curb the spread of flu. All education establishments
in Kiev were closed, and people were obliged to wear medical masks
in all catering establishments, shops and social services facilities
across the former Soviet republic.
Some have blamed a lack of public health for differences but
according to sources this is not the case. The plague or virus
in the Ukraine was quoted as having 10 times the mortality rate
than the normal swine flu.
In a paper published in microbiology news called resurecting
influenza pandemic strains, the author recognized 5 strains of
Confirmation that this could be a mutated version (or a viral
pneumonia which is a new strain):
* 250,000 to 500,000 infected in one day, which is much faster
than any other country has seen for H1N1
* Many cases of viral pneomonia where the lungs fill with blood,
a much higher viral pneumonia rate than any other country
* Ukraine Health minister stated himself that "swine flu
* Much higher death rate than with H1N1
Most cases are in the rural north west area of the Ukraine. That
statistics are not unusual for a few months but this is for a
On the ground though, unconfirmed reports say that people are
going on as normal, they also say that this is fear mongering.
(speaking to locals)
WHO still needs to confirm gene sequences that are different.
Everyone is waiting for the gene sequences which will confirm
whether this viral pandemic has been hyped, recombined, mutated
or simply due to a lack of health services in the Ukraine.
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