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Russian virologists have told the truth about the new flu

September 21 2009
06:58

In Russia recorded the first death from swine flu, and it happened three weeks ago. The very same virus has long been among us. This was stated by Director of the Institute of Virology, Ivanovo, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Dmitry Lvov.

According to him, a woman health worker, newly arrived from Bulgaria, was admitted for treatment at a medical facility where she worked. For two weeks, the patient's condition deteriorated and she was transferred to a Moscow hospital. "The day before his death, she had taken the material and transferred to our group. We immediately diagnosed with swine flu" - said Academician of the TV channel "Russia." - Some steps to take, we were not able to because she died the following day. "

Lions said that during his stay in the first medical institution diseased infected some people and not exclude that then the situation has evolved similarly and in a Moscow hospital, where she was transferred.

Academician said that during the beginning of the epidemic in Russia has already destroyed several stable myths: now is the time passed declarations, when we can say that the border closed for the influenza virus is - a sieve. " According to him, we can not say that the competent structures to prevent the spread of the virus in the country.

"Flu is already among us. According to my calculations, it is tens of thousands of infected patients. I'm a minute to prove it can not, but after a couple of weeks I will be in the hands of such facts, which I would say that that's the way it is" - said RAMS.

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