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Russia registers 5,613 A/H1N1 flu cases

2009-11-18 08:30 BJT

Special Report: World tackles A/H1N1 flu |

MOSCOW, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- A total of 5,613 A/H1N1 flu cases have been officially confirmed in Russia as of Tuesday, said Health Minister Tatyana Golikova.

Golikova was quoted by news agencies as saying that to date 5,613 people in 74 federal districts were registered to have been infected with the virus, 98.9 percent of whom have been confirmed by lab tests.

Among them 132 people were in severe infection, she added.

Official death toll from the H1N1 virus in the country currently stood at 16.

Russia has launched a vaccination campaign against the H1N1 flu in five regions on Nov. 9, during which municipal service personnel involved in transportation, water and heat supplies, as well as communication will be inoculated first.

 

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua