Specialists of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) met with U.S. Embassy representatives on May 20 to discuss joint efforts to confine the Ebola virus in West Africa, the Rospotrebnadzor press service has reported.
"In addition, the sides conferred on the prospective implementation of international health and sanitary regulations in order to prevent and control infectious diseases on the global level," the report posted on the service's website said.
The sides exchanged opinions on the efforts taken in Russia and the United States to control infectious diseases, and the involvement of the two countries in international anti-epidemics measures.
"For instance, they highlighted the prospective interaction between Russian and U.S. specialists at the UN and the WHO in assisting West African states working to confine the Ebola outbreak and its consequences," the report said.
The sides lauded collaboration between Rospotrebnadzor and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the research of flu and other diseases.
"At the request of Rospotrebnadzor, U.S. representatives expressed their readiness to deliver proposals of U.S. departments regarding cooperation with Russia in reducing levels of global threats posed by infectious diseases," the report said.
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