Bird flu could spread to European Russia – ministry – Yahoo! News
Posted On August 3, 2005
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A bird flu strain that is dangerous to humans could spread from Siberia to the heavily populated European part of Russia, where the main poultry farms are located, the Emergencies Ministry said on Wednesday.
“In autumn, some wild birds migrate from the northern part of Siberia to the Caspian and Black Sea regions,” a ministry statement said.
“Risks of epidemic outbreaks in the industrial poultry breeding sector therefore increase and losses in zones of infection may be as high as 75 to 100 percent of the poultry population. Human infection, especially among workers at poultry farms, cannot be ruled out.”
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