Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 2 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Swine flu epidemic does not threat Georgia, Georgian Labor, Health and Social Protection Minister Alexander Kvitashvili said at a news conference on Nov. 2.
However, the virus is expected to become active in January and it may increase the number of infected people, the minister said.
Kvitashvili said Georgia is ready for such a pace of developments and the country has sufficient stocks of medicines. In the near future the country will receive a vaccine against swine flu.
So far, Georgia has revealed 27 cases of infection with the virus A (H1N1) and in all cases the virus was imported from abroad. At present, all the infected have cured.
The minister said that in connection with worsening of the situation in Ukraine, he met with the Georgian Ambassador in Ukraine and mulled Georgia's possible aid to Ukraine to prevent the epidemic.
The President and the Prime Minister of Ukraine have already announced about the threat of a pandemic of swine flu and appealed the international organizations to help.
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