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Kyrgyzstan: Pandemic Plan

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  • Kyrgyzstan: Pandemic Plan

    The National Plan of the Kyrgyz Republic on Response to Pandemia of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

    The pandemia of the influenza is characterized by high morbidity rate, high mortality rate and social and economic shocks.

    The influenza pandemia of 1918 ?1920 (?Spanish Influenza?) has swept off 40 mln. lives. In 1957 2 mln. people and in 1968 more than 1 mln.people died of pandemia of ?Asian Influenza?.

    Each time the pandemic influenza was caused by a new type of the flue virus which occurred in the process of genetic transformation.

    Currently the world is again imposed to the grounded concern.

    In 2004 the avian influenza outbreak caused by the extremely for a human being pathogenic viurs, has occurred on a significant part of Asia.

    The virus has overcome the interspecific barrier and caused hard diseases among people with high mortality rate.

    Within 2004 and first half of 2005 in Vietnam and Thailand 80 people were infected by the avian influenza and 50 of them died.

    Monitoring of the situation initiated by WHO has identified many signs of the oncoming pandemia.

    In 2004 the WHO management has taken a number of specific activities which made the governments and population of the world better prepare for the coming pandemia, irrespective of where it will start and which virus caused by
    The Kyrgyz Republic does not have sufficient amount of antivirals therefore it is necessary to strengthen and improve non-specific ways of protection ? organisational, quarantine and population social protection activities.

    The political support by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic is expressed in full understanding of the need to undertake timely and adequate measures aimed at prevention of occurrence and spread of the avian influenza among animals and people.