FIA Formula One 2017 Russian Grand Prix boosts off in SochiSport April 30, 15:23
Merkel to pay first visit to Russia in two years for talks with PutinWorld April 30, 14:40
Passenger plane crashes in CubaWorld April 29, 22:49
US anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe violate INF Treaty - Russian foreign ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 20:35
Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Abe plans to continue dialogue with Putin to solve global issuesWorld April 29, 14:50
Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Syria — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 12:24
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts slam 'Russian hacking' hype as 'fake news' to feed US media's ratingsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
TBILISI, January 21. /TASS/. Three people have died of swine flu in Georgia over the past three weeks, the head of the country’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health said on Thursday.
"In January 2016, three death cases caused by the H1N1 virus were confirmed by laboratory tests," Amiran Gamkrelidze said, adding that all three victims were male citizens of western Georgia.
The patients who died were all in the risk group, had complications and sought medical assistance far too late, he said.
The head of the research council of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Paata Imnadze, told reporters there was no risk of the swine flu epidemic.
Georgia’s Health Minister David Sergeenko has also warned citizens against panic. Medical aid centers in Tbilisi and some other cities in Georgia are currently on alert for the virus.
According to Georgia’s health ministry, the swine flu virus in Georgia killed 35 people between 2009 and 2012. Several other death cases due to the H1N1 virus were also registered in the following years.
Swine flu is the popular name for influenza caused by a relatively new strain of influenza virus A. It was responsible for the flu pandemic in 2009. The virus is officially known as influenza virus A/H1N1.
Swine flu is contagious, and it spreads in the same way as the seasonal flu. The most serious complication of the flu is pneumonia, leading to fatal cases.