Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ukraine Readies Itself For New Strain of Influenza

Ukraine expects new strain of influenza

Circulation of a new strain of influenza Victoria is expected in Ukraine in the coming autumn-winter period, deputy health minister Oleksandr Tolstanov told a briefing after the Cabinet meeting, ForUm correspondent reports.
Tolstanov noted that health facilities are ready for the coming epidemiological season.
"Provision of beds amounts to more than 30 thousand. Pharmacies have already received more than 12 million packages of drugs against acute respiratory infections including 2.7 packages of vaccines," the deputy minister said.
According to him, the vaccines in pharmacies will cost 50-75 UAH.

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