Moscow: The southern state of Volgograd, in Russia, has reported the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, according to reports from the state veterinary authorities. This is the second case in two weeks.
Nearly 11 regions in Southern Russia have reported Bird-Flu infections from the beginning of 2006 and birds in large numbers have been culled. Blood samples from the 25 hens that died in Volgograd, have tested positive for the H5N1 virus.
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