Former head of Rospotrebnadzor and current Aide of the Russian Prime Minister Gennady Onishchenko stated in an interview with BBC-Russia, Censor.NET reports.
According to Onishchenko, Russian entomologists have been recording subspecies of mosquito capable of carrying Zika virus on the Black Sea coast in Abkhazia since 2012.
"I am concerned about it since the U.S. army microbiology laboratory is situated within a hundred kilometers from the current inhabitation of this mosquito, in the immediate proximity to our borders," he said.
According to Gennady Onishchenko, "the military microbiology laboratory constructed by Pentagon is intended for something different than protection of Georgia's children against measles."
It became known that Rospotrebnadzor (the federal service responsible for Supervision of consumer rights Protection and Human Well-Being in Russia) has recorded the first case of infection with Zika fever in the Russian Federation on Monday.