Russian Heath Ministry Confirms 126 Deaths as Swine Flu Spreads in Country

Russian Heath Ministry Confirms 126 Deaths as Swine Flu Spreads in Country © Sputnik/ Alexander Kondratyuk

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An influenza outbreak in Russia has killed 126 people, a spokesman for Russia’s Health Ministry Oleg Salagaev said Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An outbreak of swine flu, subtype H1N1 of the influenza A virus, is spreading across many regions of Russia.

“Currently 126 deaths are confirmed,” Salagaev said.

Earlier this week, the Moscow health authorities announced that the number of incidences of the flu or upper respiratory tract infections had surpassed the threshold to be categorized as an epidemic.

The H1N1 swine flu carries a higher risk of fatality in comparison to the common flu.

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