Prime News was told at the Ministry of Defense of Georgia that American militaries visited and observed Vaziani Base infrastructure.
In the framework of the visit members of the delegation are going to attend Poti Navy base.
International military exercises (IMMEDIATE RESPONSE 2008) starts in July current year. In exercises together with Georgian and American military servants will take part Armenian, Azeri, Ukrainian and Turkish servicemen as well.
During two months militaries will be trained how to engage in combat operations in populated regions. The exercise will proceed in Krtsanisi, Vaziani and Poti military bases. (cont...)
The two sides could be holding the second joint military exercises, details of which are to be worked out. (cont..)
David Nabarro said his team had recently collected information from nearly 150 countries to see how prepared they were for a pandemic and the picture was mixed.
"Most countries have now focused on pandemic as a potential cause of catastrophe and have done some planning. But the quality of the plans is patchy and too few of them pay attention to economic and social consequences," he told BBC radio. ( cont...)
MIT scientists reported in Sunday's issue of Nature Biotechnology that the shape of certain structures in the virus could be key to allowing it to easily pass from human to human. In birds, the shape of the structures match the shape of sugars in the animals' respiratory tracts, allowing the infection to easily latch onto the animals. In humans, those shapes don't match up -- but if the virus morphed so they did, it could lead to a pandemic. (cont....)