Russia Hit by Bird Flu

by Medindia Content Team on  February 19, 2006 at 1:03 PM Bird Flu News
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Russia Hit by Bird Flu
Russia (UPI) - Dagestan in Russia has been witness to the death of more than half a million birds, from the time avian influenza has hit the south of Russia.
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According to the Federal Consumer Rights and Human Well Being Service, between Jan 25 and Feb 1, almost 350,000 birds have died at Eldama, a poultry farm in the Karabudakhkent district, and 76,000 at the Makhachkalinskaya farm between Feb. 6 and Feb. 8. This farm has been quarantined. Nearly 120,000 birds were killed, after they tested positive for the dangerous H5N1 strain of avian influenza.

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Southeast of Asia was the first recipient of the dangerous strain, after which China followed suit. Now, because of migratory birds, the virus has spread to Asia as well.

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