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November 02, 2005

Bird flu widespread in Russia

Russia has discovered outbreaks of avian flu in 10 areas, and 19 more are under suspicion, agriculture ministry officials were quoted by the Itar-Tass agency as saying on Tuesday.

Among the areas affected are southern Siberia’s Altai and Omsk regions, the south Urals’ Kurgan region, neighboring Chelyabinsk and in central Russia’s Tambov regions as well as the Tula region south of Moscow.

“Three more areas in the Kurgan region and 16 in the (southern Siberian) Novosibirsk region are under suspicion,” the ministry added.


Posted by dymaxion at November 2, 2005 11:11 AM

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