Kazakhstan Scientists Created A Vaccine Against A(H1N1) Flu Virus

Dec 8. Bernama. ASTANA

Kazakhstan Scientists Created A Vaccine Against A(H1N1) Flu VirusA team of scientists from the Research Institute for Biological Safety has created a sample of vaccine to fight against the deadly influenza A(H1N1), which is currently at its second wave, Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) National Influenza Centre Oleg Kiselev said Tuesday, reports Kazakhstan news agency (Khabar).

The sample will undergo the final clinical trials in the laboratories of WHO, which is operating at the Russian Research Institute of Influenza in St.Petersburt.

“The development of the Refluvac vaccine started in April 2009 after the scientists received US$2.9 million for their research and within one and half months, they (scientists) created a vaccine to fight A(H1N1) flu,” Khabar cited him as saying here.

Congratulating the team, Kiselev said this is the first time in the Kazakhstan history that the country possessed its own national vaccine.

On the clinical results, he said that: “The analysis of the preliminary results of pre-clinical trials proves that we will not be faced with any difficulties”.