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Novel influenza has become ill almost 40 thousand people

June 18 2009

According to the World Health Organization, the number of infected influenza virus, a new A / H1N1 has reached 39 thousand 620 people in 88 countries worldwide. Of these, 167 cases died.

The largest number of people infected is still registered in the U.S., where laboratory-confirmed 17 000 855 cases, 44 of which have been fatal. In Mexico, officially confirmed 6000 241 case of novel influenza, 108 people died. In Canada, the number of cases exceeded four thousand and reached 4,049 people, 7 of whom died. In Europe a leading position on the number of cases is the UK, where 1,000 infected 461 people, 1 of them died.

For the first time in more than 40 years, WHO has officially declared June 11 to introduce the sixth level of pandemic threat because of the rapid spread of A/H1N1 virus in the world. According to Rospotrebnadzor, the new "imported" cases of the new gripane registered.

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