25.05.2009, 06.42

MOSCOW, May 25 (Itar-Tass) – Russian researchers will soon begin to create a vaccine against the H1N1 swine flu.

The strain of the virus was received from a first swine flu patient, a Russian citizen, who returned from the U.S.

At present, specialists have juridical grounds to use it (the strain) to produce the vaccine,” the director of the Ivanovsky Institute of Virology, Dmitry Lvov, said.

On Sunday, the head of the Russian consumer rights watchdog, Gennady Onishchenko, said a second case of the H1N1 virus was confirmed in Russia. The tests proved that a resident of the Kaluga region who returned from the Dominican Republic contracted the H1N1 flu. The man is held under medical supervision.

Rospotrebnadzor instructed to toughen control at Moscow’s airports over citizens arriving from foreign countries. All airports installed special thermal scanners.