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In the Sverdlovsk region died from pneumonia is the fifth man

August 2 2007

Already 167 people were hospitalized with pneumonia in the Sverdlovsk region. According to the Ministry of Health, the death toll has reached five. On Wednesday, the woman died, but the diagnosis of Legionella pneumonia, "she has not yet been confirmed, conducted the study.

In recent days against the backdrop of complex therapy in most patients noted a positive trend. According to preliminary data, about 50 patients ready for discharge from hospital
The first patients have been diagnosed with pneumonia were admitted to the BTF Upper Pyshma July 19. All patients - the inhabitants of Upper Pyshma in age from 18 to 81 years. Increase in the incidence of pneumonia in other localities of the Sverdlovsk region is not fixed.

According to the regional Ministry of Health, the agent of the disease has become the "Legionella" (Legionella pneumophillia), was first recorded 30 years ago in the U.S.. Infection of humans is likely to happen through the hot water, after a shot by preventive maintenance.
Chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko said that such outbreaks of pneumonia will not occur in other regions of the country. Reports

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