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Health Ministry declares flu epidemic in Ukraine

A total of 2.6 million people in Ukraine were or are sick.

Health Ministry declares flu epidemic in Ukraine
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As of 26 January, 83 people have died of flu in Ukraine since the start of the 2015-2016 epidemic season, Health Ministry Aleksadr Kvitashvili has said.

"For today, we have 83 confirmed lethal cases. Overall, 2.6 million our compatriots are or were sick," he said.

He said that there is indeed the flu epidemic in Ukraine, however people died because they were too late to request medical assistance.

The only regions, which have not crossed the epidemic threshold, are Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Transcarpathian, Odesa, Mykolayiv and Kharkiv regions.