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Latest data on fatal cases of virus infections
Update Time: 2016-02-16 16:31:00
Sixteen people died of virus infections in Georgia this winter season – 15 from H1N1 virus, one – H3N2, National Diseases Control Center published the latest data. The number of people infected with flu virus decreases gradually. The last fatal case was reported in Batumi city, Adjara region. 
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H1N1 claims life of the sixth person
Update Time: 2016-02-10 16:34:00
The H1N1 virus has claimed the life of the sixth person in Georgia’s western Adjara region.According to Adjara’s Social Healthcare Center, a 37-year-old woman felt bad on January 18 and addressed hospital after ten days, on January 28. She was treated at the Medina clinic, but died this morning.  
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China confirms first case of Zika virus
Publish Time: 2016-02-10 13:23:00
China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua news agency reported.The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in a 34-year-old man from Ganxian County in the eastern province of Jiangxi, Xinhua said, citing China's National Health and Family Planning Commission. Chinese health authorities downplayed the risk of the mosquito-borne virus spreading because of the winter cold, Xinhua added.Hong Kong's Department of Health said in a statement that the man, who had travelled through the city on his return to China, worked in Dongguan, a bustling manufacturing city in the neighbouring southern province of Guangdong.Hong Kong's Port Health Office has stepped up inspections at the airport in response and reinforced training for boundary control inspectors, the statement added.There is a risk that Zika could be spread locally if it was introduced to Hong Kong, the statement said, because Aedes Albopictus mosquitoes, which transmit the virus, live there. But no cases of the virus in Hong Kong have been reported so far, it said, as reported by Reuters.The infected man had been quarantined at a hospital in his hometown since Feb. 6, Xinhua said, adding that he was recovering with normal body temperature and a fading rash.Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man told reporters that the bureau was seeking details of the man's travel history from the mainland authorities because he had transited through the city.The risk of contracting the virus through human contact was low, so the bureau was not worried about the spread of the illness in Hong Kong, Ko said, but he added the authorities were monitoring the situation closely.Mainland health authorities could not be immediately reached for comment. Zika has spread quickly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, with Brazil the worst affected country.The World Health Organization declared an international health emergency on Feb. 1 over the virus, citing concern over a possible link with a rise in cases of microcephaly, a birth defect characterized by an abnormally small head that can result in de
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Flu virus claims another life in Georgia
Publish Time: 2016-02-07 12:29:00
A 35-year-old man has died due to the H1N1 flu virus in Zugdidi, Samegrelo, western Georgia. According to doctors, the patient was hospitalized on January 27 and diagnosed H1N1. The man is a resident of Gali region.10 people have died due to the flu virus so far. 
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Is there threat of Zika virus spread in Georgia?
Publish Time: 2016-02-05 20:05:00
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) adds Georgia in the list of those countries where the risk of Zika virus spreading exists. Mosquitoes spreading the virus were detected in suburbs of Batumi city and Zugdidi town in 2014-15. According to the preliminary version, the mosquitoes came from Georgia’s occupied region of Abkhazia. Paata Imnadze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control, said that a mosquito, transmitting Zika virus, has been seen twice in Georgia for the last 60 years. Nevertheless, Imnadze claims that the risk of Zika virus spreading in Georgia is low, as "people from South America do not frequently arrive in Georgia."He said the mosquito was first seen in Georgia two years ago, while for the second time it was seen last year. "We are constantly checking the situation in this regard. The mosquitoes were found in the suburbs of Batumi and Zugdidi. I want to underline that there were not inside the cities," Imnaidze said. As for preventive measures, Imnadze recommended Georgian citizens to refrain from travelling to Brazil or use special medical substances to protect against the mosquito. 
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Is there threat of Zika virus spread in Georgia?
Publish Time: 2016-02-05 18:03:00
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) adds Georgia in the list of those countries where the risk of Zika virus spreading exists. Paata Imnadze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control, says that a mosquito, transmitting Zika virus, has been seen twice in Georgia for the last 60 years.Imnadze claims that the risk of Zika spreading in Georgia is low, as "people from South America do not frequently arrive in Georgia."He said the mosquito was first seen in Georgia two years ago, while for the second time it was seen last year. "We are constantly checking the situation in this regard. The mosquitoes were found in the suburbs of Batumi and Zugdidi. I want to underline that there were not inside the cities," Imnaidze said. As for preventive measures, Imnadze said we must refrain from travelling to Brazil or use special medication against the mosquito. 
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Is there threat of Zika virus spread in Georgia?
Publish Time: 2016-02-05 16:05:00
Paata Imnadze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control, said that a mosquito, transmitting Zika virus, has been seen twice in Georgia for the last 60 years.Imnadze claims that the risk of Zika spreading in Georgia is low, as "people from South America do not frequently arrive in Georgia."He said the mosquito was first seen in Georgia two years ago, while for the second time it was seen last year. "We are constantly checking the situation in this regard. The mosquitoes were found in the suburbs of Batumi and Zugdidi. I want to underline that there were not inside the cities," Imnaidze said. As for preventive measures, Imnadze said we must refrain from travelling to Brazil or use special medication against the mosquito. 
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Woman in Adjaria region died of H1N1 virus
Publish Time: 2016-02-04 10:14:00
It has been medically confirmed that a young woman in Adjaria region died of H1N1  virus. As a representative of the Disease Control Center reported  other chronic diseases is said to have caused the lethality.9 people have died due to the flu virus. 
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Young woman dies of belated medication of virus infection
Publish Time: 2016-02-03 10:05:00
A young woman died presumably from pneumonia generated from belated medication of virus infection in Georgia’s seaside region of Adjara. According to Adjara Public Healthcare Center, the laboratory analysis will determine if death is connected to H1N1 virus. There are 31 laboratory confirmed cases in the region. Nine patients continue medical treatment, 2 cases resulted in fatality. 
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H1N1 virus speeding pace slowed
Update Time: 2016-02-02 16:39:00
Davit Sergeenko, Georgia’s Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs claims that the pace of flu virus spreading as well as visits to doctors has decreased throughout Georgia. According to Health Minister, Education Ministry fulfills recommendations issued by the Ministry of Health. ‘Fortunately, it means that the pace will further decrease in the nearest future,’ Sergeenko said.Sergeenko says each death case is a real tragedy but there is no reason for panic. Seven people died due to H1N1 and 1 has died due to H3N2 flu virus. 
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One person died of H1N1 virus
Update Time: 2016-02-02 12:05:00
Another person died of H1N1 in Georgia. This is the 8th fatal case of the virus. Belated medication became the reason of death. Healthcare Ministry and National Diseases Control Center once again calls on the population to apply to medical institutions as soon as the first symptoms are revealed. 
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The study process restored as of today
Update Time: 2016-02-01 18:27:00
The study process has been restored at all public schools and kindergartens across Georgia as of today. The Ministry of Education and Science has made the regarding decision.  The study process was suspended for 3 days at 220 public schools across Georgia due to the increase of virus infections among children, at 62 schools due to inclement weather.
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H1N1 claims another life in Georgia
Update Time: 2016-01-31 16:00:00
The H1N1 flu virus has claimed another life in Georgia. The National Disease Control Center confirms the fact.It happened in Tbilisi last night. According to the Disease Control Center, 186 cases of the virus have been totally revealed in 2015-16 flu season. 7 out of them ended lethally. 
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Four new cases of H1N1 virus were revealed in Zugdidi
Publish Time: 2016-01-29 16:15:00
Four new cases of H1N1 virus were revealed in Zugdidi. Three of them are connected to the respirator. Three patients were transferred from Gali district. Health condition of one is critical.
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Another man has died of H1N1
Update Time: 2016-01-28 16:29:00
The H1N1 virus has claimed another life in Georgia. 39-year-old man has died in Batumi today.According to the National Center for Disease Control, 6 fatal cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Georgia. Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the National Center for Disease Control, said at a press conference that the delayed medical treatment and other chronic diseases are said to have caused the fatalities.
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Study process suspended at Municipal kindergartens
Publish Time: 2016-01-27 20:10:00
The study process has been suspended at all municipal kindergartens across Tbilisi. The 267 schools will be closed throughout Georgia for three days. The increase of virus infections among children is said to have served as the reason of the decision made by Ministry of Education and Science based on the recommendation of National Diseases Control Center. Based on the date of Diseases Control Center, there are 332 cases of H1N1 virus detected among every 100 thousand people. The Center recommends the population to apply to medical institutions as soon as the virus symptoms are revealed. 
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Study process suspended for 3 days at 195 schools
Update Time: 2016-01-27 18:43:00
The study process will be suspended for at least 3 days at 195 public schools across Georgia starting today. The increase of virus infections among children is said to have served as the reason of the decision made by Ministry of Education and Science based on the recommendation of National Diseases Control Center. Based on the date of Diseases Control Center, there are 332 cases of H1N1 virus detected among every 100 thousand people. The Center recommends the population to apply to medical institutions as soon as the virus symptoms are revealed. 
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First cases of Zika virus detected in Arkansas, Virginia
Publish Time: 2016-01-27 14:26:00
The Arkansas Department of Health has just confirmed a resident has tested positive for Zika Virus. Another case was confirmed in Virginia, according to the Associated Press.The US Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) told the department late yesterday afternoon that the infected Arkansas resident recently traveled out of the country and had “a mild case of Zika.”In Virginia, the state health department said an individual who was recently overseas also contracted the virus, AP reported. Others are not at risk from this unidentified person, officials said, due to the lack of mosquitoes in the winter months.Still, the state cautioned travelers who may want to escape cold temperatures for warmer climates to check travel alerts before leaving the country.Meanwhile, the CDC said it was adding the US Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to its Zika virus travel alerts, according to Reuters.Originally discovered in Africa in the 1940s, the relatively-new disease first appeared in Brazil in May 2005. According to the Arkansas health department's statement, the virus has since spread to at least 20 countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
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Quarantine at educational institutions in occupied Abkhazia
Publish Time: 2016-01-27 12:17:00
Quarantine is declared at educational institutions across the occupied region of Abkhazia due to spread of flu virus. Restrictions at kindergartens, schools and universities as well as public places and sports halls will continue till February 15. De facto Abkhazian government does not admit that the situation is difficult. There is no exact date about number of patients infected. Locals apply to elf-medication method. 
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Ten laboratory confirmed cases of H1N1 virus in Adjara
Update Time: 2016-01-27 12:15:00
There are 10 laboratory confirmed cases of H1N1 virus revealed in Georgia’s western Adjara region. Health condition of one patient is critical. According to Healthcare Minister of Adjara Autonomous Republic, cases increase related to seasonal viruses is evident in the region, though there is no threat of pandemic. 
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