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  • create vaccines for rubella and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome as well as a comprehensive meningococcal vaccine

  • create new-generation vaccines, including live recombinant vaccines employing virus vectors produced using genetic engineering, live polyvalent antiviral vaccines, and DNA vaccines

  • synthesize chemical substances and use them to develop new disinfectants, insecticides, acaricides, and repellents

  • create technologies, equipment, and devices for sterilizing medical instruments and other hardware. In doing so, focus on products made of thermolabile materials and on new means of monitoring the effectiveness of disinfection and sterilization.

SOURCE: Onischchenko, G.G. 2002. Main Goals and Objectives in Combating Infectious Diseases in the Russian Federation. Epidemiological Situation and Basic Directions of Activities for Its Stabilization. All-Russian Congress of Epidemiologists, Microbiologists, and Parasitologists, Moscow, March 26-28. Ministry of Health, Moscow, 55-56. Reprinted with the permission of G.G. Onischchenko.

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