Kazakhstan To Begin Tests On Locally Produced Swine Flu Vaccine

    Kazakhstan will start testing a domestically produced A/H1N1 vaccine soon, the country's chief sanitary official Kenes Ospanov said on Wednesday.
    "We will begin clinical tests of a new vaccine against the pandemic flu," the official told a news conference in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.
    He added that his country had no plans to buy the vaccine abroad, but some $18.6 million could be allocated for the purpose if necessary.
    The ex-Soviet state had earlier developed its own bird flu vaccine.
    A total of 17 swine flu cases were reported in the republic in the summer months and no new cases have since been registered, according to RIA Novosti.