- All victims of the virus in Bukovyna (22 people at the
age of 20-40) died not from bilateral pneumonia, as was previously thought,
but as a result of viral distress syndrome, i.e the total destruction of
- At first the cardio-pulmonary insufficiency comes, and
consequently cardiogenic shock is developed, which causes cardiac standstill
and death, told the chief of bureau of the Chernivtsi regional forensic
examination, doctor of science, Professor Viktor Bachynsky, UNIAN reports.
- "During a bilateral pneumonia some morphological
picture is observed. As of data of deaths, there is no such morphological
picture. The virus, which causes death, is very aggressive, it does not
strike the trachea, but immediately gets into the lungs and causes heavy
swelling and solid hemorrhage. Mixed types of para-influenza and influenza
A/N1N1 lead to this state. This is a very toxic strain, which has not yet
answered to the treatment of the Ministry of Health", - said Viktor
- According to him, there is a need to change the treatment
standards, because those which were used earlier, resulted in nothing
doctors failed to save all people infected with the virus in the reanimation.
The belt ventilators did not help also.
- For this reason a group of professors of Chernivtsi Medical
University appealed to the Ministry of Health and National Security and
Defense Council with a demand to review the standards of treatment of patients
in Bukovyna. Scientists-morphologists sent to Kyiv reports, studies and
analysis of critically ill patients and people who died of virus.
- Viktor Bachinsky noted that the virus is extremely toxic,
it is able to penetrate not only through respiratory apparatus but also
through the eyes. Chernovtsy scientists recommend in any case use masks
and even wear protective spectacles. An important condition to prevent
deterioration of the situation is also the observance of quarantine regime.
- 06:19 p.m. Ministry of Health does not consider
it is necessary to publish data on the number of confirmed cases of influenza
pandemic in the laboratory. "Ukraine is in the A/N1N1 influenza pandemic,
and now it does not matter how many of these cases will be detected, we
should treat everybody equally," - said Deputy Minister of Health
Vasyl Lazoryshynets at a briefing on Friday.
- Vasyl Lazoryshynets also reminded that in Ukraine since
the beginning of the epidemic 1,25 mn people became ill with pandemic influenza,
influenza and acute respiratory diseases, including 61,000 people - over
the past day, which is by 8,500 less than the previous day. 65,615 people
are treated in hospital, including 392 - in the reanimation, 60 have artificial
- Since the beginning of the epidemic in Ukraine 239 people
died, including 26 people during the last day, most of them are in the
Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv and Ternopil Regions. He also said that
according to the laboratory data, 14 people died of pandemic influenza,
- 06:25 p.m. To date, swine flu in Ukraine is dominant,
but not the only strain, said the head of mission of the World Health Organization
in Ukraine Yukka Pukkila.
- Yukka Pukkila said that the strain of pandemic virus
is detected in 22 cases of 34 samples sent to the control laboratory, which
collaborates with WHO in London.
- At the same time, Yukka Pukkila stressed that, besides California
flu in Ukraine, there is a large number of varieties of acute respiratory
viral diseases and many other viruses that infect the respiratory system,