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Flu epidemic kills over 240 in Ukraine — health ministry

February 09, 17:48 UTC+3 KIEV
The epidemic thresholds are exceeded in 15 of 27 Ukraine’s regions
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KIEV, February 9. /TASS/. The flu epidemic death toll in Ukraine has reached 246, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

"Since the epidemic’s outbreak 246 flu-related lethal cases were registered, including three deaths among children under 17," the ministry said, adding that over 3.5 million people got infected with flu in Ukraine

The epidemic thresholds are exceeded in 15 of 27 Ukraine’s regions. The Odessa Region in Ukraine’s south where 40 lethal cases were reported is hit by the epidemic most.

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

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