We must do everything to keep them warm and give them a chance to wait out the cold spell in heated premises.
The vaccine has undergone immunizing power tests, and sterility tests have been launched to last until mid-March. Then we will try it on a limited number of volunteers.
It is a normal reaction of a person to such occurrences. A structure for providing psychological aid to the citizens should be created in Chechnya.
There's a particular problem -- chasing fishermen from the ice. The passion for fishing is no less than for drugs.
Deaths of wild fowl continue to occur, although less intensively. In Russia, we intend to keep the current situation within the existing framework, and will try to reduce the affected area through culling all domestic birds until wild fowl leave the country.
Calculations we have made using World Health Organization's methods tell us that 45-50 million people could contract the disease during the first wave.
Our main health concern is that many people seem to ignore, to put it mildly, our recommendations not to ... consume produce that they grow without taking proper precautions.
We've been monitoring. All persons showing high temperature and strange progress of acute respiratory illnesses are examined for possible detection of the bird flu virus, especially if the patient had contact with domestic birds.
Our country, which holds the G8 presidency in 2006, will make its contribution to global efforts to combat bird flu.
We monitor the situation and we have not discovered any unconventional respiratory diseases in humans suggesting bird flu infection. Monitoring is underway in all districts of southern Russia. Luckily, no confirmed bird flu cases in humans have been reported.
Now, we have to shift from the complaint that no one is paying any attention, to showing that these funds are being spent as effectively as possible.
An analysis of bird migration routes has shown that in autumn 2005...the H5N1 virus may be spread from Western Siberia to the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea.