Russian poultry battling Avian flu again
As more suspicious bird deaths were reported in Japan
and Hungary, Russia has now also reported its first H5N1 avian influenza
outbreak of the season.
The Russian government's agricultural watch group Rosselkhoznadzor
announced today that poultry deaths were
reported at three farmsteads in southern Krasnodar territory, RIA Novosti
reported. Spokesperson Alexei Alekseyenko told the news agency that samples from
the birds tested positive for H5N1 avian
Krasnodar is in southwest Russia near the Black Sea. The outbreaks occurred
at three settlements, Labinsk, Upornaya, and Borodinskaya, and further tests on
the samples will be conducted in Moscow.
confirmed outbreak was in July 2006, according to the World Organization for
(OIE). The country
experienced its first significant poultry outbreak in 2005 but has reported no
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