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Bird Flu Outbreak Registered in Southern Russia
12.12.2007 10:32
Bird Flu Outbreak Registered in Southern Russia

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia is beating an alarm: bird flu virus has been found at one of the poultry farms of the Rostov Region (southern Russia). The virus appears to be the reason of 35.000 chickens` mortality that started on November 29, 2007. On the whole 500.000 chickens are kept at the plant.
      
      The preliminary research results have revealed the most virulent strain of bird flu virus (A) H5N1. Due to a threat of the virus spread the poultry farm has been quarantined. At the moment an operative group of the Ministry of Emergency Situations is trying to localize the virus spreading.
      
      It has been decided to kill all 500.000 chickens at the farm along with compulsory vaccination of all of the local citizens and birds of the nearby private households.
      
      Sources: www.rusnovosti.ru www.utro.ru


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