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February 21, 2007

Moscow: Seven outbreaks now

Via Itar-Tass, news of a seventh B2B H5N1 outbreak: Bird flu spot in Ramenskoye district may prove last one—official. Excerpt:

The seventh bird flu trouble spot identified in the Moscow Region’s Ramenskoye district on Tuesday morning may well prove the last one, the chief of the federal veterinary and phyto-sanitary watchdog’s department for Moscow and the Moscow Region, Alexei Volkov told a news conference.

“Currently there are no prerequisites for the infection’s further spread,” he told a news conference.

Volkov said that the measures veterinary services were taking to localize trouble sports and disposing of the dead birds were adequate.

“There is no need for culling all poultry in the Moscow Region,” he said.

Asked whether more problem areas may be identified, Volkov agreed such a risk should not be ruled out altogether, but “they will be localized and dealt with as promptly as the previously discovered ones.”

“In all cases every measure crucial to localizing the disease was taken,” Volkov said.

Posted by dymaxion at February 21, 2007 10:10 PM

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