By Amina Nazarli
No suspicious facts revealed in Azerbaijan in connection with possible swine flu spread, said Rakif Abdullayev, the director of the Republican Anti-Plague Station under the Azerbaijani Health Ministry.
The deadly virus cases were reported in some countries neighboring Azerbaijan. Over the past weeks, the victims suffered from symptoms like cold and cough were diagnosed with the H1N1 flu in Georgia, Turkey, and Armenia.
Abdullayev said that no complaints have been reported in the country. "All appeals are mainly associated with seasonal flu," he noted.
He added the country has necessary supply of drugs to combat the H1N1 virus.
Azerbaijan’s relevant agencies are taking all the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the disease across the country.
The State Customs Committee announced that it is taking necessary prophylactic actions to prevent spread of swine flu, identified in Turkey.
Swine flu, which first detected in the United States in April 2009, could spread rapidly to reach other continents. H1N1 virus is a unique combination of influenza virus genes never previously identified in either animals or people. H1N1 is distributed by airborne transmission and its symptoms are high fever and pyrexia.