Ukraine’s swine flu deaths jump to 22 - Ukraine’s Health Ministry

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KIEV. November 3. KAZINFORM Ukraine's Health Ministry has reported that 67 people died of virus infections in the country, including 22 people of the H1N1 flu, Kazinform refers to Itar-Tass.

In general, 255,000 Ukrainians caught flu and respiratory infections. Around 15,000 remain in in-patient clinics and 170 patients - in intensive care units.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko said the government will inject funds for the purchase of medicines and medical equipment for Ukrainian medicine producers to fight the epidemic.

She also instructed law enforcement agencies to institute criminal cases against those drug stores that overprice anti-flu medicines, Kazinform cites Itar-Tass. See www.itar-tass.com for full version.

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