The director of the National Center for Disease Control of the Georgian Ministry of Health, Amiran Gamkrelidze, reported that 15 people died from the H1N1 virus in recent months, reports TASS. Neighboring countries close borders.
RSouth Ossetia and the Georgian border closed at 8 pm Moscow time on Friday due to the threat of the H1N1 flu virus entering the Republic. According to the State Security Committee of South Ossetia (KGB), the country's security council held an emergency meeting on January 10 due to an outbreak of the H1N1 (swine flu) in Georgia.
North Ossetia also introduced improved control measures at the Russian-Georgian border at the Upper Lars checkpoint due to the outbreak of swine flu. This was reported by the head of the department of epidemiological surveillance of the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor, Fatima Bekuzarova.
What else is known?
In January, a person with swine flu tried to cross the Russian-Georgian border. He was arrested and taken to a hospital in North Ossetia, after which his family transported the patient back to Georgia.
Now in the country not a single case of H1N1 flu has been detected. In general, epidemiological influenza and ARVI are below the acceptable level.
H1N1 is a subtype of influenza A virus (the most common type of influenza that causes most large-scale epidemics). It can cause diseases in both humans and many animals.