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Russia Reports Wild Birds with Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
28 June 2010, at 11:12a.m.

RUSSIA - A total of 367 wild birds found dead in Tyva Republic were infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 25 June to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes the finding of 367 wild birds dead at a lake at Ovursky in Tyva Republic in the south of Siberia earlier this month.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.

The last outbreak of HPAI in the country was in January this year.

Further Reading

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