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November 02, 2009

Respiratory problems

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has made formal requests for assistance from the United States, the European Union and NATO as 60 people have died from "respiratory problems" in a week.

Swine Flu could be a problem.

"The threat weighing on Ukraine's national security which we cannot fight alone forces me to ask our close friends and strategic partners for urgent help," Yushchenko wrote.

Ukraine has also ordered 16 tonnes of antiviral drug Tamiflu from Switzerland, the president's office said. The health ministry said 60 people had died from respiratory problems in the past week, without indicating how many had succumbed to H1N1.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 2, 2009 06:44 AM