posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 11:48 AM
The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations is worried that the bird flu could spread from the eastern part to the western "European" part of
Russia. How could it spread? Migrating wild birds...
ITAR-TASS: Ministry fears bird flu may spread to European Russia
edit: fixed BB-Code
The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations expressed concern on Wednesday that bird flu could spread to European Russia during the autumn migration
of migrating wild birds.
The ministry does not rule out that humans can also be infected, particularly staffers of poultry farms. With that in view, emergencies ministry
departments as well as other concerned agencies and executive bodies in the Russian regions have been instructed to develop anti-epidemic measures,
including to monitor the circulation of flu virus in birds migrating across Russia.
According to the Ministry for Emergency Situations, 4,035 wild and domestic birds have died of bird flu in the Novosibirsk, Omsk, Altai and Tyumen
regions.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
[edit on 2005/8/4 by Hellmutt]