Swine flu: the facts

Yury Gendon, a virologist at the Mechnikov Research Institute in Moscow

1929 - Born in Moscow
1953 - Graduates, First Medical Institute, Moscow
1955 - Postgraduate studies, State Control Institute of Biological Products
1958 - Staff member, Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera
1962 - Director, department of general virology, Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera
1985 - Staff member, World Health Organisation
1995 - Principal scientist, Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera

Today we will talk about the swine flu. At least 46 countries have confirmed swine flu cases. Russia is no exception though only two cases have been detected yet. Is there a risk of an epidemic and mass fataly cases on Russian soil? We’ll be talking about it with Yury Gendon, a virologist at the Mechnikov Research Institute in Moscow...