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Flu epidemic kills over 190 in Ukraine — health ministry

February 04, 21:32 UTC+3 KIEV
Over 3.2 million people got infected with flu in Ukraine, the figure grew by 65,000 only in the past 24 hours
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KIEV, February 4. /TASS/. The flu epidemic death toll in Ukraine has reached 192, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

"Since the epidemic’s outbreak 192 flu-related lethal cases were registered, including three deaths among children," the ministry said.

Over 3.2 million people got infected with flu in Ukraine, the figure grew by 65,000 only in the past 24 hours. Some 50% of those infected are children under 17.

The epidemic thresholds are exceeded in 19 of 27 Ukraine’s regions.

Health ministry data shows swine flu, officially known as influenza virus A/H1N1, is spreading in Ukraine.

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