Int forum in RF Academy of Sciences discusses bird flu prevention
MOSCOW, April 19 (Itar-Tass) — Scientists from G8 countries, Brazil, China, India and South Africa have met in the Russian Academy of Sciences to discuss bird flue spread prevention.
President of the world's leading academies gathered for the first such forum that will last two days, the academy press service told Itar-Tass.
The scholars will try to find new promising methods to diagnose and treat flu diseases, including the bird flu.
Vaccine is already developed in Russia for human beings and birds, but the mass vaccination problem remains in the world, academy sources said.
According to the academy, about a million people a year die of flu diseases.
On the agenda is also safety of large energy systems. Scientists plan to conclude a number of joint agreements for further cooperation in science development.
Russia at the forum is represented by the academy's President Yuri Osipov and Vice-President and prominent chemist Nikolai Plato, academician and widely-known physicist Vladimir Fortov, academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Valentin Pokrovsky, chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko, Moscow State Technical University Rector Igor Fyodorov and others.