Russia Contributes $135.7 Million to Swine Flu Vaccine Research

Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov released news of his plans to allocate upwards of $125 million to develop a vaccine for the swine flu.  He wants to start the production in early November - with the ability to ship resources to medical institutions around the same time.


Zubkov is proud to say that some of the country's best scientific research organizations working on the vaccine.


This is not the first time the Russian government has allocated money to find a vaccine, earlier this year the government gave $10.7 million to hinder the spread of the H1N1 virus. 


The most recent statistics states that Russia has 180 officially confirmed cases of the swine flu.  This compares to the World Health Organization total numbers of 219,000 confirmed cases and 1,900 swine flu related deaths.

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