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WHO Appeals to Ukraine for Help with Hemorrhagic Pneumonia
Recombinomics Commentary 13:36
November 11, 2009

WHO experts appealed to Ukrainian physicians requested to report positive experiences in treating patients with severe influenza A/H1N1, so it can be used not only in Ukraine but other countries, the WHO European Region.

The above translation is from a report today by the Ukraine Ministry of Health.  It is an appeal for Ukrainian physicians to detail positive outcomes from efforts to deal with the fatal pneumonia cases in Ukraine (see map).  Ninety such patients were described earlier.  H1N1 infections led to the "total destruction" of both lungs.

This request further highlights the need to release the sequences from these patients.  Mill Hill has had the samples for well over a week, and should have had full sequences last week.  Recent sequences from fatal cases in Sao Paulo, Brazil had receptor binding changes (D225N and D225G), and there are concerns that these changes or other single nucleotide polymorphisms could significantly affect clinical presentations and outcomes.

Release of H1N1 sequences from Ukraine is long overdue.

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