Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
26th January, 2016
USA is to blame for the spread of a flu epidemic in Russia, according to the Deputy of the state Duma from the CPRF, Vadim Solovyov.
"The Americans fought for a long time and continue to lead an active bacteriological war with Cuba when they let the plague loose constantly on Cuba from their base, I do not exclude that their technology has developed very seriously. The wave went to Ukraine. I do not exclude that the Americans, as a warning in advance in this situation, are starting a war against our country", — said the MP.
According to him, the MPs will send the appropriate requests to a number of state agencies, including, possibly, the FSB. "Because it is beyond all acceptable norms," explained Solovyov.
Earlier on Tuesday, January 26th, it was officially announced in Moscow about the beginning of the epidemic of influenza and SARS. The situation concerning the incident is regarded as an epidemic. The incidence rate has exceeded the epidemic threshold of 37.8%. There is an increased in the number of patients with moderate and severe forms of the disease requiring treatment in hospital. On the 22nd of January, a flu epidemic was announced in St.-Petersburg. In addition, a quarantine was enforced in Yakutia, Adygea, Karelia, Ivanovo and Vologda region, with deaths from complications of swine flu being recorded in Ulyanovsk and Kaliningrad regions and in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district.
Swine flu is an acute infectious disease caused by the influenza A(H1N1). The virus is transmitted through contact with infected organisms, as well as by airborne droplets. Clinically, the course of the disease coincides with the course of disease when infected with other strains of influenza virus.