To help with the current and possible future battles with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Russian government gave the government in Conakry, Guinea, a mobile diagnostic laboratory equipped to work with the lethal virus, according to a Lejourguinee report Monday (computer translated).

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In a ceremony attended by diplomats from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Guinea and representatives of the company Rusal Guinea, the laboratory, valued at $5 million, was given to battle EVD.

According to the Russian head of immunological and virological laboratory Alexander Semenov, “In addition to the equipment of the latest generation we are a group of a dozen Russian scientists came to work in Guinea to stop the chain quickly spread of the virus and see extent available locally a vaccine against the disease. This means that we are heart with our brothers and sisters Guinean whose cooperation between our two states date back over 50 years.”

The report notes this demonstrates the excellent relations of friendship between the two countries. President of the Republic Professor Alpha Condé sent a special thanks to the people and Government of Russia and especially the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, according to the news report. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page