- Swine flu cases reported in more regions of Russia
- Russian scientist says swine flu vaccine to be ready by October
- Number of swine flu infections over 113,000 - Russian official
- People born before 1918 epidemic immune to swine flu - report
MOSCOW, July 28 (RIA Novosti) - The number of confirmed human cases of swine flu has risen by 3,700 in the past 24 hours to 163,800 worldwide, with 998 deaths, Russia's consumer rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor said on Tuesday.
Russia has confirmed 18 cases of the virus, all of which were detected in individuals returning to Russia from vacations or business trips abroad.
Oleg Kiselyov, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Influenza Institute, said on Monday that the first batch of a vaccine against the A/H1N1 virus will be ready by October 1 in Russia.
"By October 1, we will have the first batch of the vaccine for high risk groups. We have no doubt about this, and are fighting for every week," Kiselyov said.
He also said the vaccine would be administered to volunteers from August 20.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.