And deaths there are skyrocketing. This strain of the flu is essentially viral pneumonia. If you think the swine flu pandemic is bad, it is child's play compared to this bug. We had better pray that this one does not spread. If it does, we will be looking at 1918 all over again, or possibly even worse.
Western Ukraine was hit by a severe epidemic of unidentified influenza, tentatively diagnosed by doctors as viral pneumonia. The number of dead has climbed dramatically. Doctors advise Western Ukrainians to stay at home and use preventive medication. The first pedestrians wearing face masks have been seen on Lviv streets
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