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Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population

Medical officials in Russia have reported to have said that more than two-thirds of births in Russia are marred by complications, and every second newborn discharged from a maternity clinic is suffering health problems. .. ..The number of normal births declined from 45.3 percent in 1992 to just 30 percent last year, said Olga Frolova, head of the statistics department of Russia's Academy of Medic...

Bird Flu in Southern Russia

Agriculture Minister RIA Novosti said that bird flu outbreak has been reported at a poultry farm in the Krasnodar Territory in southern Russia// . ....The avian flu in Russia was detected in wild fowls and migratory birds. .. ..It was detected in six Russian regions of the Republics of Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan, Chechnya, Kalmykia, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories. ....This was a confirm...

SARS reaches Russian Federation

A Russian health official said their country has its first known case of SARS. A man in the town on border with chin have shown signs of SARS virus. Health officials sent sent lab samples to Moscow to determine whether he has the virus. However the health ministry said analysis had not yet confirmed the diagnosis. After the man's hospitalization with SARS-like symptoms, authorities in the Amur re...

Russia Reports First SARS Case

Russia reported its first case of SARS on its border with hard-hit China. ....The first confirmed case of SARS in Russia, a man living in Blagoveshchensk on the Amur river, which forms the frontier with China, came as Chinese President Hu Jintao tried to persuade the world his country could contain the disease...Hu told students in Moscow, at the start of a four-nation tour, that China had introd...

Admission to Russian varsities is looking up

Admission to Russian universities has picked up after a six - year low following the amendment of the Indian Medical Council Act in March 2002. ..This was evident from a two - day exhibition on the Russian universities jointly organized by the Russian Cultural Centre and Study Abroad Education Consultants (SAEC) here during the weekend...According to the organisers, at least 235 students had appl...

Russian Miss HIV Positive Says Victims Are Treated Like Prostitutes

In a unique way to spread awareness of the dreaded HIV virus, Russia marked the World AIDS Day by crowning 24-year-old Svetlana Izambayeva from southern Siberia as Miss HIV Positive.// ..The result of the contest, which was conducted over the Internet, was announced today. Russian health officials say that the event was to showcase the fact that people with HIV are normal human beings and are no...

Panic In Russia Over HIV Infected Blood

Patients at Russian hospitals are in a panic after news that HIV infected blood had been administered to 208 people, with one of them getting infected with the virus. A 35 year old female donor in Voronezh is reported to have donated the infected blood//. Conflicting statements are coming in from the authorities with regard to the exact number of people treated with the infected blood. ....Russi...

Russia warns against travel to Turkey, Iran closes border

Russians should avoid travelling to Turkey after seven confirmed cases of bird flu, the chief state epidemiologist Gennady Onishchenko said on Sunday // . ..Turkey is the sixth country where the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has jumped from poultry to people, the first human infections outside eastern Asia. .."I earnestly advise Russian citizens to refrain from travelling to Turkey, especially to...

Argentine Meat Export business gets a jolt from Russia.

Citing the fear of FMD (foot-and-mouth disease), Russia has put a stop and a aban on imports of live animals, all products of animal origin and animal feed from the Argentine province of Corrientes. The action was taken this Friday.// ....This was revealed by the the Agriculture Ministry of Russia. ....The step comes after a report by OIE (the international animal health body), about an outbre...

Russia Hit by Bird Flu

Russia (UPI) – Dagestan in Russia has been witness to the death of more than half a million birds, from the time avian influenza has hit the south of Russia.// ..According to the Federal Consumer Rights and Human Well Being Service, between Jan 25 and Feb 1, almost 350,000 birds have died at Eldama, a poultry farm in the Karabudakhkent district, and 76,000 at the Makhachkalinskaya farm between F...

Russia to Tackle the Avian Flu

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his ministry to set up a task force to fight bird flu. In Russia the virus has spread to five regions in southern Russia// . ..Bird flu was reported by the Federal Consumer Rights Oversight Service to be found affecting areas such as Stavropol, Dagestan, Krasnodar, Kalmykia and Adygeya regions. ..President Putin said that he would establish a special str...

Russia Initiates Mass Vaccination Of Poultry To Restrict Bird Flu

Mass vaccination of poultry has been initiated in Russia to contain the spread of the much dreaded bird flu virus. Provinces in Southern Russia, believed to face an increased risk of bird flu // have already been provided with millions of bird flu vaccine. ....The initial focus of the vaccination programme would be targeted at delivery of the bird flu vaccine to farms, located close to ponds and...

Bird Flu Deters Hunters in Russia

In Russia due to the fear of avian flu epidemic the spring bird hunt was cancelled. ..The local officials on Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula have banned the seasonal hunt.// ..Usually the spring bird hunt is scheduled to start between April 26 and May 7 and end on May 5 to 14, depending on the area. .. But now the RIA Novosti news agency reported that this event was called as Kamchatk...

Fresh Bird Flu Cases Spotted In Southern Russia

Moscow: The southern state of Volgograd, in Russia, has reported the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, according to reports from the state veterinary authorities.// This is the second case in two weeks. ....Nearly 11 regions in Southern Russia have reported Bird-Flu infections from the beginning of 2006 and birds in large numbers have been culled. Blood samples from the 25 hens that die...

Russia , Do Something About AIDS

Russia has recorded almost 30,000 new AIDS infections in the past year, raising fears of a surge of sexually-transmitted diseases with many urban centres portraying a majority of AIDS cases. // It is estimated that nearly 350,000 people are HIV-positive in Russia, although the real figures may have crossed one million. ....What Russia needs to do on an urgent basis is to improve the quality of m...

Russia Bans British Poultry Products

Russia has taken an early cue from several other nations in banning poultry products from Britain. The Times of London reported that Japan had previously banned poultry, eggs and even breeding birds from Britain. // While Hong Kong has banned exports from Norfolk, which is the epicentre of bird flu alert. ....Peter Mandelson, the European Trade Commissioner, is now being urged to put pressure on...

Human Bird Flu Vaccine Trials Begin In Russia

Russia has begun testing a vaccine to prevent bird flu in humans, a senior doctor in Moscow has revealed. Russia has not had any human infections to date//, but avian influenza in birds has claimed around 1.1 million birds either through disease or through culling. ...."We have started tests on 120 volunteers," said Vitaly Zverev, the head of the Mechnikov Vaccine and Serum Research Institute. "...

Global Health Issues To Take Priority In The Current G8 Summit In Russia

The Group of Eight (G8) industrialised nations summit, which begins on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia, is to have the global health issues high on its list// of priority. ....Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's chief public health officer, addressing the press stated that the G8 members would be signing a document that would establish the basic guidelines for combating infectious diseases worldwid...

Russia Hit By Cheap Bootleg Vodka Epidemic

Hospital wards in some of Russia's most remote locations have been overcrowded for several days as scores of patients, almost exclusively men, have been // admitted with cases of severe alcohol poisoning as a result of drinking bootleg vodka. ..Hundreds have literally drunk themselves to death with cheap bootleg vodka that has been mixed with deicing liquid or allegedly even insecticide. ....Mo...

Russians face the death trap laid by alcoholism

Russia a country known for its lax regulations regarding booze often finds thousands in the nation drowning themselves in liquor without any person// in authority ever raising eyebrows until recently. So it comes as little surprise when recent estimates prove that over forty two thousand Russians die annually from disorders which are linked to alcoholism. However a closer scrutiny has also reveal...

Fact Sheet on Polonium-210 - The Substance That Killed Former Russian Spy

Two UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) physicians with special expertise in radiation poisoning have compiled a fact sheet on polonium-210, the substance implicated// in the death of a former Russian spy. Benjamin C. Smith, M.D., is a nuclear engineer, and Ziad N. Kazzi, M.D., is a medical toxicologist. They are in UAB’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Kazzi, co-director of the UAB Cente...

Dangerous Natural Phenomena Hits Russia in 2006

This year Russia registered the highest number of unfavourable and dangerous natural phenomena in the history of meteorological observation//. ....Roman Vilfand, director of Russia's hydrometeorology centre, said between January and November 371 dangerous natural phenomena - including extreme cold, heat waves, strong winds and driving rains - were registered throughout Russia. ...."The year a...

Oral Flu Vaccine On The Horizon In Russia

Russian researchers have developed an intranasal influenza vaccine using a novel adjuvant technology, with plans to develop what could become the first tablet// flu vaccine formulation. ....The scientists, from Russia's Influenza Research Institute (RAMS) recently completed a preclinical study on intranasal formulation, with encouraging results. Clinical studies are due to start this autumn, and...

To Russia With Love-Bird Flu Strikes

Bird flu has come to Russia after quarantine measures were lifted August 2006. The incidence of bird flu in 2006 resulted in an epidemic that called for the culling// of 1.5 million birds. ..The present outbreak is near the country’s Black Sea coast. ..“A laboratory analysis has uncovered the H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry at three locations in the southern Krasnodar region,” says Aleksei Aleks...

High Rates of Latent TB Infection Found in Russian Health Workers

Testing for tuberculosis has revealed that nearly 40% of the doctors in one Russian city have latent infection, with even higher levels// in those who work in TB clinics. The research has been published in PLoS Medicine. ....TB disease is a growing problem worldwide. Russia is one country where it is particularly common. Although up to a third of the world's population are infected with the bact...

Russia’s Avian Flu Outbreak Linked to Single Marke

Russian officials have traced dead domestic poultry in several districts of suburban Moscow to a single// market. ..As precautionary measures, they have tightened quarantines following confirmation of the presence of the H5N1 bird flu strain. This is the first such outbreak to be recorded so close to the Russian capital. ..Four separate incidences of domestic poultry dying have involved birds t...

Russia Launches Five-Year Plan To Combat Diseases, Including TB, HIV/AIDS

The Russian government has approved a five-year, $2.9 billion draft program to combat diseases, including tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS//, in an effort to improve the country's life expectancy, a spokesperson announced on Thursday, AP/Guardian reports. ....According to the state statistics agency, Russia's population in 2006 decreased by more than 560,000 people and was recorded at 142.2 million --...

370,000 AIDS Cases in Russia

About 370,000 Russians are found HIV positive during 2006 and, among them, over 1,000 children carried the infection from their mothers// who were either suffering from full-blown AIDS or HIV positive, the federal health service has said. ....Epidemiologist Guennadi Onitshenko said Tuesday an additional 16,000 children born of AIDS carrier parents have not developed symptoms yet, but are under o...

Fire at Russian Nursing Home Kills 63

A devastating fire in a nursing home in southern Russia killed at least 63 persons on Tuesday, officials say. 33 others// were injured. ..The gruesome accident took place at a coastal village called Kamyshevatskaya. Emergency workers at a town 22 miles away received the fire alert after 1 a.m. It took them one hour to reach the village. By the time the fire was completely put out, it was 5 a.m.,...

Russian Health Care Marred by Corruption

People like Karen Papiyants are at the mercy of corrupt doctors in Russia. The country has been plagued by these doctors and staff leading to a major health crisis. ......Karen Papiyants lost his leg in a car accident. He is entitled to a free treatment like any other Russian but the hospital made him go through his worst nightmare. The doctor asked him to pay $ 4,500 into their St. Petersburg h...

Go for Russia, Not China, Wine Experts Say

With domestic consumption of wine halved in France since the 1950s, the world's number one wine producer has turned to emerging market exports as its saviour. But while the Chinese and Indians have been feted at this year's Vinexpo wine trade show, the worlds largest, there are those attending the two-yearly event who warn against both in preference to Russia. ......"The margins in China are no...

Russian Government Allocate Funds for HIV Vaccine Project

The Russian government will allocate one billion rubles (US$39.4 million) to develop a vaccine for HIV, Russia's chief doctor has said. ......"The government will soon issue a decree allocating one billion rubles to boost current research for a HIV vaccine," Gennady Onishchenko said Thursday. ......He said four leading Russian research institutes would take part in the three-year project, incl...
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