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Russia: Putin calls for "special attention" to be paid to Zika virus01:40

Russia: Putin calls for "special attention" to be paid to Zika virus

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 27, 2016 at 12:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

SOT, Veronika Skvortsova, Health Minister of Russia (Russian): "We are working on that on a consistent level."

Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova briefed Russian President Vladimir Putin on counter-measures against the Zika virus during a governmental meeting in Moscow, Wednesday.

Putin demanded that special attention be paid to the virus, as it has already popped up in several European countries with pregnant women being particularly endangered. Skvortsova assured Putin that the virus is being monitored since it emerged, adding "In fact currently we are working on domestic vaccines and prevention compounds in order to control the virus from the moment where it would develop unknown strains with new properties."

"I want you to pay special attention to that as it infests pregnant women and can cause serious consequences for their children. [...] The signs must be interpreted effectively," Putin stated.

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SOT, Veronika Skvortsova, Health Minister of Russia (Russian): "We are working on that on a consistent level."

Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova briefed Russian President Vladimir Putin on counter-measures against the Zika virus during a governmental meeting in Moscow, Wednesday.

Putin demanded that special attention be paid to the virus, as it has already popped up in several European countries with pregnant women being particularly endangered. Skvortsova assured Putin that the virus is being monitored since it emerged, adding "In fact currently we are working on domestic vaccines and prevention compounds in order to control the virus from the moment where it would develop unknown strains with new properties."

"I want you to pay special attention to that as it infests pregnant women and can cause serious consequences for their children. [...] The signs must be interpreted effectively," Putin stated.