Clinical trials of vaccines against bird and swine flu to be completed in Kazakhstan by March, 2010

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ATY. November 4. KAZINFORM /Yelena Ilyinskaya/ Clinical trials of vaccines against bird and swine flu are to be completed in Kazakhstan by March, 2010. They re conducted in Otar town. Director of the National Sanitary and Epidemiological Station Baurzhan Baiserkin has said it at the special press conference.

"It will be an honor of or country. From 2007 there was conducted the work over a bird flu, this year scientific research results on swine flu are going to be completed. Kazakhstan can begin to release its national vaccine from the next year", B.Baiserkin said.

The Director emphasized, that the epidemiological situation in the country is stable, but in a complicated situation Kazakhstan plans to buy A/H1N1 vaccine. "The Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare will define procurement time taking into account the prevailing situation. We need tested, high quality vaccine", he emphasized.

B.Baiserkin noted that all medical aid posts located on the borders with Kazakhstan neighbors are equipped with necessary stationary and thermal scanners; all the staff are trained and provided with the necessary protective equipment.  

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