Moscow woman's death of new flu not 'imported case

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MOSCOW. October 28. KAZINFORM. Flu that killed a woman in Moscow earlier this week was not an imported one, as she did not leave the city, officials at the Russian Healthcare Ministry said Monday; Kazinform refers to Itar-Tass.

"It's known that the 53-year-old woman didn't leave the city," an official said.

He indicated that the woman felt ill in the nighttime of October 15, then stayed at home for four days trying to cure herself, turned to medical assistance on the fifth day, October 19, and was hospitalized immediately.

"It was confirmed that the patient had a heavy flu compounded with the syndrome of an acute damage to the lung, acute cardiac insufficiency, acute respiratory deficiency, brain edema, pulmonary edema, and hemorrhagic syndrome," the official said.

The official indicated that all the four people who have died of the H1N1 flu began with self-medication and turned to doctors too late; Kazinform cites Itar-Tass. See www.itar-tass.com for full version.

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