Photo: Lt. Col. Jamie Blow / U. S. Army
The outbreak of the Crimean fever and African swine fever in southern Russia may be associated with the work of the biological laboratory, and Richard Lugar to Georgia. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the head of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection of the Armed forces of Russia the General-the major Igor Kirillov.
According to him, in the region of Lugar has deteriorated and diseases that spread by insect vectors. The General referred to the data published on the website of the European centre for control and prevention of diseases (ECDC), according to which the habitat of various species of mosquitoes previously encountered only in the southern countries, moves from Georgia to the territory of several constituent entities of Russia. New materials allow to overestimate the biological environment in the South of Russia, he said.
Kirillov said that the centre conducts research in the field of atypical forms of plague, anthrax, brucellosis, dengue fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and other diseases, making the blood-sucking insects. The scientific work is under the control of the mitigation efforts of the Ministry of defense and the American research Institute of the army Walter reed.
Kirillov said that as a result of outbreaks of African swine fever in 2017-2018 Russian companies lost more than 5 billion and indirect losses of the Russian economy exceeded 50 billion rubles.
The General also linked outbreaks of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in 2008 in the Stavropol territory and the Rostov region with the migration of mites from the Georgian region. Then there were 61 cases of hemorrhagic fever, five people died.
Earlier, in September, former security Minister of the Republic Igor Giorgadze announced that the United States could carry out secret experiments on humans in the lab Lugar. “A number of such experiments have ended with a lethal outcome for my compatriots,” — said the former official.
The bio-laboratory of the Richard Lugar in the suburbs of Tbilisi was opened in the spring of 2011.
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