H1N1 (swine flu)

Abkhazia, South Ossetia declare quarantine to limit spread of flu virus

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Razdakhan checkpoint in the Akhalgori district. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia's two breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Friday declared a quarantine in order to prevent the spread of the influenza virus H1N1 from Georgia proper. The quarantine will last for two months and not 20 days, as previously reported. In practice, a quarantine [...]

Flu death count reaches 13 in Georgia

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Minister of Health Davit Sergeenko. (1tv.ge) TBILISI, DFWatch--13 people have died from flu in Georgia since the start of this flu season, the country’s health minister said on Thursday. The number of hospitalizations due to influenza diagnosis has increased to 845 from the previous 616. 44 patients are intensive care at different hospitals throughout [...]

At least 10 have died of flu in Georgia this winter

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

NCDC director Amiran Gamkrelidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch--At least 10 people have died in Georgia the last few weeks due to complications after contracting with the flu, health officials have said. The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health cited data showing that the seasonal epidemic is on decline, but there has been a [...]

Swine flu claims its tenth victim in Georgia

By | February 8th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A 36 year old man died in Georgia on Saturday after having contracted the H1N1 virus. He became the tenth victim of the swine flu outbreak. The deceased was from Gali in Abkhazia, and had come to Zugdidi to receive medical treatment. […]

Swine flu claims its ninth victim in Georgia

By | February 4th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Swine flu has claimed its ninth death in Georgia, according to National Center for Disease Control (NCDC). A young woman died two days ago in the Adjara region in the southwest of Georgia, and laboratory tests confirmed that she […]

Eighth person dies of swine flu in Georgia

By | February 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Amiran Gamkrelidze, director of NCDC. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s eighth swine flu victim was a young man who had an accompanying disease. Amiran Gamkrelidze, director of the National Center of the Disease Control (NCDC), said the man died because he received treatment too late. […]

Georgia’s seventh swine flu victim did not have a chronic disease

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A man who died of swine in Georgia on Saturday did not suffer from any other disease. But there is no reason to panic, authorities say. “Unfortunately, we had one case when the virus resulted in the death of an almost healthy person, […]

Nearly 500 schools closed in Georgia due to weather and swine flu

By | January 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

All kindergartens in the capital have suspended classes until February 1. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–468 schools are closed in Georgia on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Education. 267 schools are closed because of the swine flu outbreak and 201 are closed due to bad weather, mostly problems related to snow. “In order to prevent the spreading of the virus, […]

Over 100 confirmed swine flu cases in Georgia

By | January 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There are 111 laboratory confirmed cases of H1N1, which causes swine flu. Four cases of the H3N2 virus have also been confirmed, the National Center of Disease Control said on Wednesday. Last week, the estimated infection […]

Fourth victim of swine flu in Georgia had H3N2 strain

By | January 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Head of Georgia’s NCDC, Amiran Gamkrelidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A man died of swine flu in Georgia on Thursday. He became the fourth victim of the disease in the last ten days. The middle aged man was suffering from a chronic lung disease. He was infected with the H3N2 virus, while the previous […]

Health minister offers hospital own car to deal with swine flu

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–3,800 people in Tbilisi called the emergency number 112 only on Thursday as fear spread about the swine flu outbreak which has infected 9,000 people so far. Three people have died after being infected with the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu. […]

Third person dies of swine flu in Georgia – 9,000 now infected

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch--A third person has died of swine flu in Georgia. The 68 year old patient suffered from a chronic disease, like the previous two victims of the H1N1 virus, and died in a hospital in Zugdidi on Thursday. The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said Thursday that are currently about 9,000 people [...]

Swine flu claims second victim in Georgia

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

The middle aged man spent one day at Kutaisi hospital before succumbing to the H1N1 virus. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–One more person died of swine flu in Georgia on Wednesday. The middle aged man spent one day at the hospital before passing away. He was suffering from a separate illness which exacerbated his condition. There are nearly 3,000 people infected […]

One person dies of swine flu in Tbilisi

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A patient in Tbilisi who was infected with the H1N1 or swine flu virus died a few days ago, the National Center of Disease Control said. There were 2,928 persons infected with swine flu in Georgia as of January 18. This is the only fatal case so far. The virus has spread […]