Over 20% of Influenza Cases in Moscow Caused by Swine Flu Virus

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Up to 21-percent share of all influenza cases registered were diagnosed with the swine flu, according to Russia’s health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people diagnosed with a swine flu in Moscow makes up a 21-percent share of all influenza cases registered in the Russian capital since June 2015, Russia’s health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said Wednesday.

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Earlier in the day, media reports emerged, claiming that every second resident of Moscow with the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections was diagnosed with a swine flu.

"[Mass media data contained] unreliable and sometimes distorted information on the epidemiology situation on influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in Moscow," the Rospotrebnadzor explained.

Earlier on Wednesday, the watchdog’s head, Anna Popova, said Russian specialists were ready to counter a possible swine flu outbreak.

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