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Russia Finds Bird Flu Virus in Wild Bird

by 5m Editor
6 November 2009, at 8:41am

RUSSIA - The veterinary authorities have sent a report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about a sick dove in Moscow region, which was found to be infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The Russian veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 5 November to OIE.

The report describes the finding of a sick rock dove (Columba livia) on the balcony of an apartment in Serpukhov in the Moscow region.

The bird was destroyed and the presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus was subsequently confirmed.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.