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Cablegate: Russia: Smallpox Follow-Up Letter Delivered

VZCZCXYZ0016
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3235 1831454
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 021454Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1780
INFO RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003235

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/RUS, ISN/CTR (CAMERON, CHITTENDEN AND RAO) AND
EUR/PRA (FRIEDT AND NASH)
HHS/OGHA FOR STEIGER, VALDEZ, SAWYER, ABDOO AND ESSIET-GIBSON
NSC FOR LEDDY AND HAYWARD
DOD/CTR FOR WEBER AND REID

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO TSPL KSCA PARM KNNP CTR CBW RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIA: SMALLPOX FOLLOW-UP LETTER DELIVERED

REF: STATE 88256

1. (SBU) We delivered reftel letter from HHS Special Assistant
Steiger to Deputy Health and Social Development Minister Starodubov,
through the ministry's International Department. We also provided
the ministry with an informal Russian translation of the letter, and
sent a courtesy copy and translation to Chief Medical Officer
Onishchenko through the International Department of the Federal
Surveillance Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human
Well-Being (Rospotrebnadzor).

RUSSELL

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