Nearly A Quarter Million Flu Cases
in Belarus: WHO Remains Silent on Ukraine Plague
As flu cases in Belarus near the quarter million mark, the World
Health Organization (WHO) still remains silent on the gene sequences
and cause of the pneumonic plague that has infected well over one
million people in the Ukraine.
According to the press service of Belarus, there were 223,349 registered
cases of influenza and acute respiratory illness (ARI) in less than
eight days from November 2-9. Among the control of cities, the highest
incidence rates of influenza and ARI were recorded in Rechitsa,
Gomel, Mozyr, Molodechno, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Borisov, Minsk, Soligorsk.
In connection with a high incidence in the Gomel region, preventive
measures were introduced in all its administrative territories
including 169 schools and three vocational training institutions
As in the Ukraine, the WHO and Belarus government are not releasing
the actual number deaths which are currently being suppressed.
Dr. Donald Lau had stated
in a previous report that the chances of the Ukrainian pandemic
being the same H1N1 virus were statistically low since the high
viral transmission rates were unusual for H1N1. He also stated
that "there must have been some misrepresentation of actual
deaths versus infection rates."
The cases in Belarus are widespread and the numbers cited for
Gomel are above the epidemic threshold just as they are across
The symptoms being observed in Belarus mimic those of the Ukraine
indicating it may be the same biological agent which has infected
The symptoms that were reported in the Ukraine were observed at
different stages of the disease - a fever with a temperature over
38 C, cough, respiratory disorders. When cough was characterized
by negligible allocation phlegm or dry unproductive cough with
blotches of blood. All the patients come to hospital on average
by 3-7 days of onset, were in serious condition. Period of time
from onset to death averaged from 4 to 7 days. In all patients
during a hospital for signs of respiratory insufficiency of various
degrees, which quickly rose and manifested accelerated respiration
rate, shortness of breath and effectiveness of independent breathing.
X-ray studies were performed on 1-2 day hospitalization. Most
patients experienced a double-headed particles of lower lung lesion,
followed by a trend towards total destruction of the pulmonary
The Belarusian Health Ministry had confirmed that deaths are being
attributed to acute pneumonia.
Although the number of fatalities in Belarus are increasing, and
may rival Ukraine, announcements of sequencing data are still
being delayed by the WHO, raising concerns of a covert operation
to withhold critical information that should be made public.