A Russian centenarian who lived through the dreaded 1918 Spanish flu pandemic has successfully recovered after spending nearly two weeks in hospital being treated for coronavirus, doctors in the city of Yekaterinburg have said.
Announcing her recovery in an Instagram post on Wednesday, the governor of the Sverdlovsk region, Yevgeny Kuivashev, said Evdokia Klementievna Isakova, 103. “He spent two days in intensive care under the supervision of specialists 24 hours a day and was then treated in the ward. Today she is in good health and is going home.
The woman, born during the Russian Revolution, was taken to a hospital in the city of the Urals region on November 12 with an acute case of Covid-19.
A message released by the region’s health ministry pointed out that Isakova has now gone through a total of two global pandemics, having survived the Spanish flu more than a century ago. The flu epidemic is estimated to have killed at least 50 million people worldwide.
In the same statement, the patient’s grandson thanked doctors for saving her and shared details of her “extraordinary” the life of a grandmother, who saw the rise and fall of communism. Born in 1918, she studied chemistry and during the war against Nazi Germany worked on developing techniques for treating sheepskin coats, boots and blankets to keep soldiers warm on the front lines. from the east.
“I think her strong character, as well as the competence of the doctors and nurses in the department, helped her to recover and defeat Covid”, said his grandson.
The hospital where she was treated has treated a large number of patients since the coronavirus outbreak last year. According to the opinion of the Ministry of Health, the retiree is the oldest Covid-19 patient to have been treated in this infirmary to date, while the youngest was a two-week-old baby.
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