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Originally posted by strangedaysarehere
Why are we kept in the dark about this in the U.S? Russia seems to get it. Absolutely ZERO national news coverage regarding this. Oh, I know why. How silly of me. Michael Jackson’s trial ended and he was acquitted yesterday!
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian veterinary officials said Tuesday that an outbreak of an avian flu strain that can infect humans has spread to another region in Siberia, while authorities were struggling to contain the virus.
The outbreak began in the Novosibirsk region in early July and has killed thousands of domestic fowl. The veterinary service last week identified the virus as the H5N1 strain, which can fatally infect humans, but no human cases have been reported in Russia.
The same strain has been recorded in a village in the adjacent Altai territory, and Yevgeny Nepoklonov, a deputy head of the nation's veterinary service, said on NTV television Tuesday that it has also been found in a village in the Tyumen region, further west in Siberia.
Domestic fowl also died in the nearby Omsk region, but the strain there has not yet been determined.