Russian Heath Ministry Confirms 126 Deaths as Swine Flu Spreads in Country
Friday, 29 January 2016 13:33
Russian Heath Ministry Confirms 126 Deaths as Swine Flu Spreads in Country

15:33 29.01.2016(updated 15:34 29.01.2016) Get short URL

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An outbreak of swine flu, subtype H1N1 of the influenza A virus, is spreading across many regions of Russia.

"Currently 126 deaths are confirmed," Salagaev said.

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Earlier this week, the Moscow health authorities announced that the number of incidences of the flu or upper respiratory tract infections had surpassed the threshold to be categorized as an epidemic.

The H1N1 swine flu carries a higher risk of fatality in comparison to the common flu.

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