BEACON TRANSCRIPT- Health reports coming in from the continent suggest that H1N1 wreaks havoc in Ukraine. According to Ukraine’s Ministry of Health, approximately 50 people have died during this winter, after becoming infected with the notorious swine flu.
As winter draws to an end, Ukraine begins to count its dead. According to a report, during this winter 50 people have died in several regions of the country after they have become infected with the swine flu.
According to a report issued by Ukraine’s Ministry of Health, it would seem that the death toll due to swine flu has increased by 10 percent since 2014.
However, if the numbers come to suggest that Ukraine is on the verge of having to deal with a flu epidemic, Aleksandr Kvitashvili, Ukraine’s appointed Minister of Health, has decided to come forth in order to calm down the population.
The health official declared that although the number of swine flu-related deaths has increased since 2014, there is no reason why Ukraine should instate quarantine procedures. He also added that the number of flu cases has not exceeded the epidemic threshold.
However, it would seem that the Health Minister is only partially correct. The situation is stabilized for now, but it could very well turn into a full-blown epidemic if the general population is not educated on the dangers of harboring such a disease.
H1N1 wreaks havoc in Ukraine, as more infected people are reluctant from seeking professional medical attention. According to a cabinet briefing, it would seem that many of the individuals that have died did not seek treatment in time.
Much more dramatic is the fact that most individuals coming down with swine flu attempt to self-medicate at home, rather than seeking help from the local hospital. The medical specialists cautioned, that some of the applied treatments will work after 48 hours.
Other sources from Ukraine emerge in order to sum up the situation. According to these sources, the most affected area of Ukraine is Odesa, Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Vinnytsia.
A lawmaker from Ukraine said that during this winter 28 patients infected with the flu died in Odesa while another 25 died in Vinnytsia. Moreover, 5.7 of Ukraine’s population has flu-related symptoms, and only 0.3 percent of them were inoculated against the virus.
- 50 people have died because of H1N1 swine flu;
- Most people try to self-medicate, rather than consulting a doctor;
- Out of the 50 casualties, 28 of them died in Odesa and 25 more succumbed in Vinnytsya;
- 7 of Ukraine’s population is infected with the flu;
- Only 0.3 percent of the population is inoculated;
- 70 percent of infected patients are pregnant women and children.