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Kyrgyzstan to get 100,000 doses of measles vaccine from Russia

About 100,000 doses of Russian measles vaccine will be donated to Kyrgyzstan in the near future. RIA Novosti reported, quoting the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova as saying.

«At least 100,000 doses of the measles vaccine produced by Vector State Research Center of Rospotrebnadzor will be handed over to the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the Russian Government. At the beginning of 2019, Belarus has been also provided with such assistance,» she said at a meeting of the heads of services of the SCO states responsible for ensuring sanitary and epidemiological well-being.

«Rospotrebnadzor has resumed a program of assistance to foreign countries to combat measles. Specialists of the service carry out training for representatives of partner states and help with laboratory diagnostics and genetic analysis of measles and rubella viruses. With the financial support of the Government, the Russian vaccine is handed over to countries,» Anna Popova said.

The last measles outbreak was recorded in Kyrgyzstan in early 2019. Then the doctors announced almost 1,000 cases in the republic.