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Number of water poisoning victims grows in Dagestan

The number of hospitalized with an acute intestinal infection in Khasavyurt increased to 89 people, the press service of the city administration informs. "In the infectious disease ward of the central city hospital, on March 23, …

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Yerevan’s city hall attacker declared mentally ill

According to the reports, Romik Jndoyan, who tried to ram the entrance of the Yerevan City Hall and then set fire to his car, was declared mentally ill. Due ti this,  he was taken to the Avan mental health clinic, Sputnik-Armenia …

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Ex-deputy health minister detained in Armenia

Armenia's ex-deputy health minister Vahan Poghosyan was detained on suspicion of being involved in a series of abuses at the National Center for Combating Tuberculosis. Investigation revealed numerous incidents of …

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Inmate escapes from medical center in Yerevan

An inmate has escaped from 'Armenia' Medical Center, the Armenia Medical Center's chief surgeon Arsen Grigoryan said. According to preliminary data, he escaped yesterday at 3:30pm by jumping out of a window. The …

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H1N1 flu death toll reaches 21 in Georgia

Twenty one people have died  in Georgia because of the H1N1 virus this winter, the Georgian National Disease Control Centre says. The most recent fatality took place yesterday, when a 55-year-old man died in Marneuli, News …

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Another person dies of H1N1 flu in Armenia

Another person died in Armenia from H1N1 flu related complications, the republic's Health Ministry said in a statement. Despite the stabilization of the situation there are patients in grave condition in Armenian hospitals, Sputnik …

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Swine flu death toll reaches 19 in Georgia

Nineteen people have died because of the swine flu (H1N1) in Georgia this winter, the Georgian National Disease Control Centre says. The most recent fatality took place yesterday, when a 32-year-old woman, who had just given …

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Flu death toll reaches 18 in Georgia

According to the latest data, the number of laboratory confirmed cases of death caused by flu has reached 18 in Georgia. According to Amiran Gamkrelidze, Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Public …

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Measles outbreak hits Georgia

An outbreak of the measles has prompted the Georgian government to draft a provisional response to containing the disease. The vaccination will be free of charge for all citizens of Georgia starting from this evening, Georgian Health …

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Second person dies of H1N1 flu in Armenia

Another person died in Armenia from H1N1 flu related complications, the republic's Health Ministry reported. A 62-year-old man died in a Yerevan hospital. The mans condition was critical because of pulmonary failure, News.am …

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H1N1 death toll reaches 17 in Georgia

Seventeen people have died because of the swine flu (H1N1) in Georgia this winter, according to the Georgian National Disease Control Centre. The most recent fatality took place yesterday, when a 48-year-old man died in Gori. …

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Young woman allegedly dies of swine flu in Georgia

26-year-old woman has allegedly died of swine flu in Georgia, InterPressNews reported. According to the director of the national disease control center, the woman had symptoms of swine flu, although it cannot be confirmed that she died …

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H1N1 virus claims life of young mother in Tbilisi

According to preliminary data, a 26-year-old woman who gave birth to a child a few days ago died at the National Gudushauri Medical Center in Tbilisi, due to complications from the flu, the director of the National Center for Disease Control and …

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