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Uzbekistan began to produce milk that neutralizes the coronavirus.

Uzbekistan began to produce milk that neutralizes the coronavirus.

Immune milk that neutralizes the coronavirus began to be produced in Nukus (the capital of Karakalpakstan in the north-west of Uzbekistan), the press service of the country’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation reports on a telegram channel.

“Panaev Farms, operating in Nukus, has started the production of immune milk and dairy products. The sale of dairy products with the property of neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 has started,” the ministry said in a statement.

According to the press service, in 2021, the Innovation Development Agency of Uzbekistan and the Vienna Medical University began work on obtaining immune milk against coronavirus. In particular, the pedigree cattle of the Panaev Farms enterprise were vaccinated with the anti-covid recombinant Uzbek-Chinese vaccine ZF-UZ-VAC2001.

The results showed that neutralizing antibodies were produced in the serum of vaccinated cows and goats two weeks after the second dose. Since October 2022, tests have been carried out in Nukus for the production of pasteurized milk. “It was found that the properties of immune milk can be preserved in the pasteurization mode for 30 minutes at a temperature of 62.5 degrees Celsius, and the possibility of using immune milk for medicinal purposes has also been identified,” the ministry added.

Earlier in August, the World Health Organization reported that a new variant of COVID-19, EG.5, known as ‘Eris’, is becoming more common worldwide but poses a low global health risk for now.