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H1N1 virus claims 8 lives in Georgia

Head of National Center for Disease Control and Public Health says virus not expected to become epidemic

Sena Güler   | 04.01.2019
H1N1 virus claims 8 lives in Georgia

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By Davit Kachkachishvili

TBILISI, Georgia

At least eight people have died due to the H1N1 virus in Georgia, according to the country's public health center head on Friday.

Amiran Gamkrelidze, director general of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia, said there was not an outbreak in the country, while the deceased contacting the virus had various chronic illnesses.

Gamkrelidze added that the virus was not expected to become an epidemic.

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