In Ukraine you need to create a single center for the study of infectious diseases – Danilov
In Ukraine, a unified information and analysis center for the study of infectious diseases and their pathogens should be established.
This was declared by the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexey Danilov during a meeting with the director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Mikhail Tukalo, said the press service of the Council. of security.
“The secretary of the NSDC asked to create a working group with the participation of specialists from public institutions and research institutes, which will study the question of creating a single information and analysis center for the study infectious diseases and their pathogens, “the statement said.
As noted, Danilov focused on the importance of conducting comprehensive research on the study of infectious diseases in the context of ensuring state biosecurity. He stressed the need to coordinate the exchange of relevant information by Ukrainian microbiological laboratories and to create a unified information base to which these laboratories will have access.
According to the press service, during the meeting, participants discussed the development of the coronavirus pandemic in the world and in Ukraine, pandemic forecast calculations, as well as measures taken by the Ukrainian authorities to counter Covid -19.
The director of the Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetics, Tukalo, noted that his staff are studying the spread of coronavirus infections and global experience in the fight against Covid-19 and added that the institute qu he was the first in Ukraine to develop a national test system for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify a coronavirus infection.
Tukalo said the institute staff, having analyzed the experience of using these test systems, is ready to start developing new integrated test systems, which he says should be as simple as possible to use.
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The director of the Institute stressed the imperative to monitor the evolution and mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in order to update test systems for its detection in a timely manner.
The NSDC recalled that in January of this year In accordance with the request of the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Danilov, the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine began to create a laboratory version of the national test system for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-2019 disease.
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March 13 this year Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 87 put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of March 13, 2020 “relating to urgent measures to ensure national security in COVID-19 acute respiratory illness caused by SARS-CoV-2. ” According to this decision, the Cabinet of Ministers was instructed to take measures concerning the immediate financing of the production of at least 200 thousand diagnostic tests by PCR COVID-19 by the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Academy National Science Center of Ukraine.
As reported by Ukrinform, as of May 25, 21,245 cases of COVID-19 had been laboratory confirmed in Ukraine. For one day – 259 new cases. During the day, 16 children and 43 health workers fell ill, 6 fatal cases were recorded, 126 people recovered.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru