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    The number of cases of swine flu registered in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Territory has risen to 118, regional authorities said Tuesday.

    VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — As of January 25, there were 39 confirmed cases of the A H1N1 swine influenza virus, of which 15 were children. One patient died from pneumonia, caused by the swine flu.

    "Over the past week, the A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic influenza has been laboratorily confirmed in 118 patients diagnosed with ARVI [acute respiratory viral infection]," the regional department of Russia’s public health and consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement.

    All educational institutions have been closed in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yelizovo and Tigilskiy districts as a quarantine was introduced.

    An outbreak of swine flu, subtype H1N1 of the influenza A virus, is spreading across many regions of Russia. The H1N1 swine flu carries a higher risk of fatality in comparison to the common flu.

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