Russia starts production of Ebola vaccine for Congo in NovosibirskChristian Fernsby ▼ | November 12, 2019
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave the go-ahead to begin the production of an Ebola vaccine for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other African nations stricken by the deadly virus.
Medicine "Please, start. It's a very important task"
"Please, start. It's a very important task," Medvedev said, launching the production.
Medvedev, during his visit to the center as part of a working trip to Novosibirsk, congratulated the institution on becoming a Collaborating Centre for Influenza within WHO.
As a collaborating center, Vector will be responsible for providing accurate, weekly updated data on the influenza activity in Russia and central Asia, including monitoring mutations of the seasonal virus.
The lab's general director, Dr. Renat Matsuyov, expressed to the prime minister his satisfaction at receiving the prestigious status. ■