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  • #61
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    http://euronews.net/create_html.php?...e=407267&lng=1


    Russian bird flu is "sub-type" of deadly H5N1 strain

    Officials in Russia say tests have confirmed the presence of a sub-type of the H5N1 bird flu strain in poultry in two villages near Moscow. The testing of dead birds in a third area is still being carried out. "How can we not be worried," said a resident in one of the villages affected. "Of course we are worried about this case. We think everything will be OK though, and it will pass."

    Authorities say they understand the seriousness of the threat and are taking adequate measures.

    "The situation won't get worse," said Nikolai Vlasov, the deputy chief of the veterinary board at the Russian Agricultural Control service.

    "Maybe we will find two or three new villages with bird flu or maybe not. The ideal situation would be if it stops at those three cases, We will get rid of it and the whole story will be finished."

    The owner of some of the infected chickens says he bought them at the Moscow bird market - it has been closed since Friday while an inspection is carried out.

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    • #62
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      MOSCOW, February 19 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian agricultural watchdog confirmed Monday that a bird flu outbreak near Moscow over the weekend contained strains of a deadly H5N1 virus. Five cases of the avian flu were registered last Saturday in various districts of the Moscow region and had been traced to a single market in southwest Moscow.
      "The virus is the Asian type of the bird flu, which is dangerous for humans," said Alexei Alexeyenko, a spokesperson for the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision.
      According to the World Health Organization, the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has claimed 167 human lives worldwide since it first appeared in Asia in 2003. It has since spread worldwide, and scientists fear the virus could mutate into a form transmissible between humans, sparking a global pandemic.
      Russia recorded its first cases of avian flu in August 2005, but until now, outbreaks have occurred only in southern provinces and in Siberia. The most recent bird flu outbreak occurred in mid-January, in the southern region of Krasnodar, but it was contained by February.

      http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070219/60935814.html

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      • #63
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        Commentary at

        http://www.recombinomics.com/News/02...ow_Spread.html

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        • #64
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          Bird-flu fears heightened in Russia

          By AP

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          MOSCOW -- A fourth outbreak of dead domestic poultry was reported yesterday as experts tightened quarantines and bird-flu fears increased following confirmation of the presence of the H5N1 bird-flu strain.
          The presence of H5N1, confirmed by tests late Saturday, was the first such outbreak to be recorded so close to the Russian capital.
          Dead domestic fowl were reported yesterday in the Taldom district, north of the capital, Moscow, Andrei Barkovsky, a spokesman for the regional governor, told Ekho Moskvy radio.
          It was unclear when the deaths occurred.
          Earlier, officials with the federal agricultural oversight agency Rosselkhoznadzor said three districts west and south of Moscow had recorded bird deaths.
          Agency spokesman Alexei Alexeyenko said late Saturday that tests had confirmed H5N1 in poultry found dead in two districts, Odintsovo and Domodedovo, where two dozen birds died last week. Results of tests taken in the Podolsk district, where nearly four dozen birds died, were pending.
          Officials said several people who were in close contact with the dead poultry were taken for medical observation, but no health problems had been reported.
          Regulators shut down an outdoor poultry market in Moscow where some of the dead birds appeared to have been bought.
          No human cases of bird flu have been reported in Russia, which had its first reported cases of the H5N1 strain in Siberia in 2005.

          http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Worl...f-3644656.html

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          • #65
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            Russia confirms bird flu outbreak caused by H5N1
            Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:08 AM GMT



            MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian health officials confirmed on Monday that a bird flu outbreak near Moscow was caused by the dangerous H5N1 strain that can infect humans.
            Poultry farms around the capital were under tight control after animal and plant health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said at the end of last week that several birds died from the virus in villages around Moscow.
            "Laboratory tests confirmed that H5N1 bird flu found in five regions around Moscow was highly pathogenic and potentially dangerous for humans, and is probably related to the Asian type of the virus," Nikolai Vlasov, a senior Rosselkhoznadzor official, told Itar-Tass news agency.
            No human cases of bird flu have been recorded in Russia.
            The outbreak is Russia's second this year and the first ever recorded close to the capital. The highly pathogenic H5N1 strain killed poultry in three settlements in the southern region of Krasnodar last month.
            Vlasov told the agency the virus could have been brought to Moscow by wild birds migrating from the Caucasus, Balkans or Asian regions.
            The H5N1 strain of bird flu has killed 167 people worldwide since 2003, mostly in Asia. Many of the victims had been in direct contact with infected birds.

            http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/arti...h-C3-Science-9

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            • #66
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              Originally posted by niman View Post
              Commentary

              H5N1 Spreads in Moscow Suburbs
              Recombinomics Commentary
              February 19, 2007


              The presence of H5N1, confirmed by tests late Saturday, was the first such outbreak to be recorded so close to the Russian capital.
              Four separate incidences of domestic poultry dying involved birds that were purchased at a market located just outside the Moscow city limits, federal agricultural oversight agency Rosselkhoznadzor spokesman Alexei Alexeyenko told The Associated Press.

              The market was closed Saturday and experts were trying to determine the original source for the birds on sale there, he said.

              On Saturday, Alexeyenko said tests had confirmed the H5N1 strain in poultry found dead in two districts where roughly two dozen birds had died -- Odintsovo and Domodedovo. Results of tests taken in a third district where nearly four dozen birds died -- Podolsk -- were still pending, he said.

              The Moscow region's chief veterinarian, Olga Gavrilenko, told Ekho Moskvy radio on Sunday that dead domestic birds had been reported in the northern Taldom district.

              Russian news agencies also reported a fifth incident of birds dying in the southwestern Naro-Fominsk district,

              The above comments describe multiple outbreaks of H5N1 in suburbs ringing Moscow. Many of the outbreaks are said to be linked to a local market, but the source of the infection in the market is unclear.

              Recently, outbreaks of the Qinghai strain of H5N1 were reported along the northern shore of the Black Sea in Krasnodar and there has recently been a large die off of migratory birds in Krasnodar.

              Last year Qinghai H5N1 was confirmed in Tula, just south of Moscow, but the current series of outbreaks have surrounded the city.

              Recently, there have been additional outbreaks of H5N1 in Pakistan, Hungary, England, Egypt, Turkey, and Nigeria. Last year, a large number of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa reported H5N1 outbreaks fro the first time in February and March.

              Similar reports are expected this year as the H5N1 in wild birds in the region combine with winter conditions to produce deaths that are identified by a poor surveillance network in the region.

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              "The next major advancement in the health of American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself"-- John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

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              • #67
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                <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Criminal case initiated over bird flu outside Moscow

                19.02.2007, 12.17


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                MOSCOW, February 19 (Itar-Tass) - The environmental prosecutor’s office has instituted criminal proceedings in connection with the violation of veterinary rules resulting in an outbreak of bird flu in the Moscow region, office sources said on Monday.

                They said investigators must look into all circumstances of the case, determining the source of the disease and people responsible for the violation of veterinary rules. The investigation is controlled by the regional prosecutor’s office.

                Domestic poultry deaths have been registered in five suburban districts, a report of the environmental prosecutor’s office said. Lab tests confirmed the presence of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain, it said.

                According to preliminary reports, starting from February 5 residents of the Taldom, Domodedovo, Podolsk, Naro-Fominsk and Odintsovo districts have purchased at a poultry market Sadovod just outside Moscow different amounts of poultry. Chickens were kept together with other household poultry, the sources said.

                In view of an emergency situation in the Moscow region, measures have been taken to prevent the spread of bird flu. No cases of bird flu among humans have been registered as of yet.

                The H5N1 stain has killed at least 167 people worldwide since the start of a bird flu epidemic at Asian poultry farms in 2003, according to the World Health Organization.

                http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2....4564&PageNum=0
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                • #68
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                  <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Domestic birds being vaccinated against bird flu in Moscow region

                  19.02.2007, 01.52


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                  MOSCOW, February 19 (Itar-Tass) -- Domestic birds, which are kept at small farms, will begin being vaccinated against bird flu in the Moscow region on Monday. More than a million vaccines were brought for a massive vaccination in the region, acting Governor of the Moscow region Alexei Panteleyev told Itar-Tass.

                  This work is usually done twice a year – in spring and autumn, but as bird flu cases were exposed we decided to begin this procedure ahead of time,” Panteleyev emphasized.

                  He also noted that by the current moment five bird flu cases have been registered in the Moscow region: in the Domodedovo, Taldom, Podolsk, Naro-Fominsk districts and Zvenigorod. “In all cases people bought poultry for their small farms at the Moscow poultry market,” the acting governor recalled.

                  The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision also confirmed the information about purchases of the bird flu infected poultry in Moscow. “Experts have drawn conclusions that a bird flu outbreak in these districts was caused by the infected poultry bought at the Moscow poultry market,” chief press officer of the Russian veterinary watchdog Alexei Alekseyenko pointed out.

                  Meanwhile, the Moscow regional authorities stated that there is no any danger for people. “All birds kept at small farms were immediately slaughtered in a bloodless way and burnt down,” a source in the regional administration said.

                  The source stressed that all people, who were in contact with sick birds, are kept under constant supervision of doctors. Quarantine was imposed in settlements that envisages the disinfection of all vehicles going out of the region, a ban on deliveries of any poultry meat products and even fodder from the region.

                  Bird flu cases in the Moscow region also pose no threat to poultry plants in the region and their produce. “The condition of poultry is permanently checked at each poultry plant, the access of people to production facilities is restricted, wildfowl, which may land at poultry plants, is being shot down,” the source said.
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                  http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2....3783&PageNum=0
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                  • #69
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                    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=429 align=justify border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=ld>150 birds died in Moscow suburbs where H5N1 strain was found </TD></TR><TR><TD height=15></TD></TR><TR><TD class=kicker> Moscow, Feb 19: At least 150 domestic birds have died in suburban Moscow districts where the H5N1 bird flu strain was detected in the first outbreak close to the Russian capital, officials said on Monday.

                    Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said disinfection and quarantine measures were being carried out in five districts where poultry deaths were reported. The presence of h5n1 so far has been confirmed in two of them, it said in a statement.

                    The bird flu cases have been traced to a single animal market just outside Moscow city limits, said Alexei Alexeyenko, a spokesman for the Federal Agricultural Oversight Agency Rosselkhoznadzor. He said the strain that sickened birds near Moscow was of a highly virulent subtype and could have originated in Asia, the Caucasus region or the Balkans.

                    "The strain is very dangerous and can affect humans," Alexeyenko said.

                    He said poultry that died belonged to private individuals who had bought birds recently, and that the birds had not been vaccinated during preventive inoculation campaigns.

                    Officials said several people who had been in close contact with the dead birds were taken in for medical observation, but no health problems had been reported.

                    Many people in the Moscow suburbs keep small numbers of chickens and other farm animals in their yards.

                    No human cases of bird flu have been reported in Russia, which had its first reported cases of the h5n1 strain in Siberia in 2005.

                    Outbreaks have since occurred farther west, but mostly in southern areas distant from the capital.


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                    http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/article...355236&sid=WOR
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                    • #70
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                      Russia confirms five H5N1 bird flu outbreaks
                      19 Feb 2007 14:01:21 GMT
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                      By Robin Paxton

                      MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Moscow's best-known pet market was in quarantine on Monday as health officials confirmed a strain of H5N1, potentially lethal to humans, was responsible for five bird flu outbreaks around the Russian capital.
                      Veterinary officials traced all five outbreaks, in separate villages around Moscow, to birds bought in the past two weeks at the capital's Sadovod market, commonly known as "Ptichka" ("Birdie"), where masked officials guarded empty stalls.
                      Laboratory tests confirmed that the H5N1 bird flu present in all five cases was highly pathogenic and potentially dangerous to humans, said Nikolai Vlasov, head of veterinary surveillance at Russia's animal and plant health watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor.
                      "It is probably related to the Asian type of the virus," he told Reuters.
                      The outbreak is Russia's second this year and the first ever recorded close to the capital. The H5N1 strain killed poultry in three settlements in the southern region of Krasnodar last month.
                      No human cases of bird flu have been recorded in Russia.
                      The virus has killed 167 people worldwide since 2003, mostly in Asia and in cases where the victims had been in direct contact with infected birds. A total 273 cases have been recorded in humans.
                      Health experts fear the virus could mutate into a form that passes easily from human to human, sparking a pandemic that could kill millions. Five people have died from eight cases in neighbouring Azerbaijan.

                      MIGRATING BIRDS

                      Vlasov said the virus was probably brought to Moscow by migrating birds from the Caucasus or the Middle East.
                      "Preliminary data show the virus could have come from the region around Azerbaijan or Iran," the health official said.
                      Controls were in place limiting movement to and from the five villages where bird flu had been found since Friday, in the Taldom, Domodedovo, Podolsk, Naro-Fominsk and Odintsovo districts, and the Sadovod market would remain closed until further checks had been carried out, he said.
                      The Moscow Region prosecutor said in a statement that a criminal investigation was under way to determine whether veterinary regulations had been breached at the market, and confirmed that residents of the five affected villages had bought birds at the market since Feb. 5.
                      Tight controls were also in place at other poultry farms around Moscow, though the region's largest poultry producer has said these would not affect operations.
                      "We always have strict controls in place," Vadim Kamashev, deputy general director of Mosselprom, told Reuters on Saturday. "In principle, we hope strict measures will limit uncontrolled poultry breeding," he said.
                      The World Animal Health Organisation, which monitors the global bird flu situation, has so far this year received a report from Russia only on the bird flu outbreak in Krasnodar in January, data published on its Web site on Monday showed.
                      Russia recorded more than 90 bird flu cases in chickens and other birds last year, mostly in the North Caucasus region that borders Georgia and Azerbaijan, and in Siberia's Novosibirsk and Omsk regions. (Additional reporting by Maria Golovnina, Aleksandras Budrys)

                      http://www.alertnet.org/printable.ht.../L19265631.htm

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                      • #71
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                        Commentary at

                        http://www.recombinomics.com/News/02...Migration.html

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                        • #72
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                          Authorities try to contain bird flu
                          Feb 19, 2007

                          An outbreak of bird flu in Russia has been contained, Russian authorities said, while Egypt continues to battle the largest epidemic of the virus outside of Asia.

                          Russian officials said on Monday that the outbreak, caused by the Asian strain of the H5N1 virus, was under control, as thousands of people were monitored for signs of the illness.

                          "Medical monitoring is under way for 5,453 residents in the relevant areas, including 20 citizens who were in direct contact with the infected birds," Gennady Onishchenko, an epidemiologist, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.

                          He said: "Illnesses or people suspected to be ill have not been found."

                          The cases were reported on two private farms within 50km of Moscow, Russia's capital.

                          This is the second bird flu outbreak to be recorded in Russia after the virus was previously found in poultry plants in Russia's Krasnodar region in 2005.

                          The outbreak was confirmed as the Asian form of the H5N1 virus by officials on Saturday, considered deadly because it caused the first known human fatality in Hong Kong in 1997 and reappeared in China in 2003.

                          [*snip* - posted in Egypt thread]

                          http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...EB197F07F9.htm
                          ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                          • #73
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                            babelfished from Russian:

                            In the Moscow area they begin to inoculate from the "bird influenza dangerous for the people"
                            Feb 19, 2007

                            The virus of "bird influenza revealed in the Moscow area" H5N1 is highly pathogenic and potentially fatal for the man, reports ITAR-TASS with the reference to the chief for the administration of the veterinary supervision of Rossel'khoznadzora Nikolai Vlasova. In the Moscow area on the output are revealed five focuies of disease, on the region on Monday they begin to inoculate from the "influenza" the bird, that is contained on particular podvor'yakh. Officials assert that situation under the complete control. However, the specialists of the Russian institute of epidemiology and microbiology indicate that situation with the influenza even without that complex and they fear the mutation of virus.

                            For the inoculations in the region are prepared more than million doses of the vaccine: usually vaccination is carried out by spring and in autumn, and present is begun before the appointed time. In the Moscow area are fixed five cases of development of "bird influenza": in the Domodedovo, the the Taldomskom, Podolskiy and by Naro-Fominsk regions and Zvenigorod. In all cases the citizens bought bird for their homestead economy on the Moscow bird market.

                            Information about the purchase of the infected bird in Moscow they confirm also in Rossel'khoznadzore, transfers ITAR-TASS. "According to expert report, the reason for the occurence of flashes 'bird influenza' in these regions became the infected bird, acquired on the Moscow bird market", reported the press-secretary of department Aleksey Alekseyenko.

                            In Moscow region more than thirty poultry processing facilities now work. If the spread of disease will take the irreversible nature, factory it is necessary to shut to the quarantine, and entire bird to destroy, which threatens by the scarcity of the meat of bird on the market. However, in Rosptitsesoyuze (important association of Russian poultry farmers) they note that "in the closed productions technologically the epidemic 'bird influenza' on industrial scales is improbable".

                            Meanwhile the authorities of the Moscow area declare about the absence of any danger for the citizens. "Entire bird, that was contained on podvor'yakh, they immediately killed bloodlessly and burnt", they described in obladministratsii.

                            They here emphasized that people, which had contact with the sick birds, find under a constant observation of doctors. In the populated areas the quarantine, which implies the disinfection of the motor transport, leaving hence is introduced, prohibition to the removal of any production from the meat of bird and even is stern.

                            Do not present danger the facts of the disease of bird on particular podvor'yakh and for the poultry processing facilities of region, or their production. "At each factory constantly are conducted checkings of the state of bird, limitations to the access of people into the production accomodations are introduced, is conducted the shooting of the wild birds, that can fly in into the zone of poultry processing facilities", they explained in obladministratsii.

                            With the Moscow authorities there is no interaction

                            According to the minister of agriculture and foodstuffs of Moscow region of Nikolai savenko, the killed hens were acquired on the capital market "gardener" in one and the same pavilion. Moscow authorities require capital authorities to explain, from where the infected bird appeared on the bird market.

                            "Third of those rung on 'hot line' people require from us answer, from where virus appeared. But we to them cannot anything say, because capital authorities, until now, of distinct explanations did not give: as the infected hens appeared on the bird market, who there left them and who will for this answer. As the answer thus far silence", stated 'To Trader' on the conditions of anonymity high ranking source in the Moscow government. "There is no no interaction whatever with the capital authorities, unfortunately, confirmed the main sanitary doctor of Moscow region Valerie Sitnikov. - We possess no information about the results of investigation and even about that, it is conducted generally".

                            Made it difficult this to explain the main sanitary doctor of Moscow Nikolai Filatov. He only explained, that "for the bird market they bring birds from other regions". The representative of administration JOINT STOCK COMPANY "Market the Gardener", on whom is located bird market, to Gennadi Lemeshko stated that, until not it is the results of analyses, to speak about in something is premature: "Legally fact of the presence of 'bird influenza' is not precisely on our market confirmed, but thus far sanitary day". In this case the market continues to work in the usual regime, sale of bird was only forbidden.

                            Chapter Gennadi Onishchenko's Rospotrebnadzora he stated that the infected bird, most likely, it was delivered for the market of one of 15 particular economies of Moscow region. The examination of these economies yesterday was carry ouied [out]; however, the source of infection so not was discovered. "There everything in the order, stated Onishchenko, and about further actions of department was expressed briefly: - we are investigated".

                            Is not excluded the "report of bioterrorism", morbidity by influenza already grows

                            In the Moscow area they do not exclude, that hens on the bird market someone infected namerenno. According to the main sanitary doctor of Moscow region Valerie Sitnikov, the incubative period of "bird influenza" is "one-two days, and hens on the farmer economies perished on the second day after purchase. Migratory feathered the region yet did not reach and carry virus could not", he stated. "The version of bioterrorism we cannot exclude together with others. But be investigated with this must FSB and other corresponding organs", it explained Sitnikov.

                            The main thing infektsionist Minzdravsotsrazvitiya Victor Maleyev it does not refute version about bioterrorism. "Certainly, it could happen and so that someone it brought sick bird from the zones with the bird influenza", he said. And danger, counts Victor Maleyev, it will depend on how operationally authorities will manage the preventive work - the limitation of the deliveries of bird and the timely conducting graft.

                            Another expert from the Russian institute of epidemiology and microbiology im. N. Gamalei, that asked not to call its name in the press, he stated that "now goes the lift of morbidity by influenza, also, against this background the situation extremely complex and unfavorable".

                            Person, who directly contacted with the infected bird or who used damp meat, can thus far be infected. "If virus mutates against the background of the epidemic of usual influenza, then it will be able to be transferred from one man to the next and then conditions for the mass spread of pathogenic influenza are created. Thus far remained one amino acid, i.e., the probability of such a transition is very probable", stated the source 'Of Trader' in the institute of epidemiology and microbiology.

                            Let us note that Aleksey Pantelei already declared into the past output of i.o. of the governor of Moscow region, that with the suspicion to the bird influenza were hospitalized the colleagues of two farmer economies from Domodedovo and Zvenigorod; however, then the main sanitary doctor of region Valerie Sitnikov refuted this information.

                            Center is localized, propagation not it will be

                            "All necessary measures for localization of center are carry ouied [out]", stated the main state veterinarian of Moscow region Valerie Sitnikov. According to him, there is no "threat of further propagation of virus". Are so optimistically disposed leader "Rospotrebnadzora", main sanitary doctor of the country Gennadi Onishchenko, he indicates the 'Time of News'.

                            Observations of the inhabitants of victims from the bird influenza of the regions of Moscow region, according to Onishchenko, show that they all are healthy, and morbidity by usual colds is located on the doepidemicheskom level. "Be ill only birds. Thus far no diseases or suspicions to the infection in people it is revealed", emphasizes the main sanitary doctor of the country.

                            Chapter "Rospotrebnadzora" asserts that the medical and veterinary services adequately react to the situation, which "is under the control complete, and anxiety at the given moment does not cause".

                            NII - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE influenza issues a call to immediately begin the vaccination of the people

                            In connection with the flash of the Asian version of "bird influenza dangerous for the man" H5N1 in the Moscow area it is necessary to urgently begin the vaccination of people, which contact with the feathered, is counted the director OF NII - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE influenza, academician IS FRAME Oleg Kiselev.

                            "It is necessary immediately to vaccinate veterinary workers and the local population, which lives in the centers of the propagation of infection", said Kiselev in the interview RIA of 'News' on Monday.

                            According to him, it is necessary to arrange the release of the Russian vaccine, created in NII - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE influenza on the basis of the isolate of the Vietnamese virus of "bird influenza". Thus far this preparation passed only first stage of tests and it is not yet neglected into the industrial production. "We nevertheless work in this direction insufficiently actively, with the underestimation of real danger", counts Kiselev.

                            The director OF NII - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE influenza noted that already appeared the new viruses - Turkish and Indonesian, that exceed on the evolution the Vietnamese isolate, which became basis for developing the Russian vaccine. "Turkey is located on the boundary in by Europe, and the probability of the drift of Turkish virus into the European countries is high. Furthermore, is high the possibility of the drift of Indonesian virus into Europe and large cities of Russia. We should begin the creation of vaccine on the basis of these viruses", said Kiselev.

                            "Bird influenza" became the steady natural phenomenon, which cannot be underestimated, academician emphasized.

                            http://www.newsru.com/russia/19feb2007/gripp.html

                            http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16818
                            Last edited by Theresa42; February 19th, 2007, 11:44 AM.
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                            • #74
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                              Google-translated from Russian:

                              18 people exposed to infected poultry in Moscow, under the supervision of doctors
                              Feb 19, 2007

                              As of 10 am on February 19 epidemiologists Moscow region, surveyed about half of thousands of people who according to preliminary data, contact with poultry contaminated with the avian influenza. According to IA REGNUM source in the Moscow office of the government, patients feel well, we do not complain and the state of their health is the fear of health doctors. With the exception of 18 people, the direct owners of the birds, who was found H5N1 virus, the remainder released to their homes.

                              "These people continue to be under the supervision of doctors. Avian flu is transmitted to humans when they come into contact with diseased poultry, of person-to-person virus is not transmitted," said interlocutor Agency.

                              http://www.regnum.ru/news/784626.html

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                                A veterinary worker in protective gear waving lists of addresses where she inoculated birds Monday in Povlovskoye.
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                                POVLOVSKOYE, Moscow Region — Veterinary workers rushed from house to house in Povlovskoye on Monday, inoculating chickens, ducks, doves and even an ostrich.
                                "We've been divided up into several groups and sent around the village to vaccinate the birds," said one worker, who gave only her first name and patronymic, Tamara Ivanovna. She wore a white protective suit and a tight hood, and as she spoke she waved around sheets of paper with the handwritten lists of places she had inoculated birds.
                                Veterinary workers started a preventive inoculation campaign Monday in the village, 20 kilometers south of Moscow, and in four others in the Moscow region that are under quarantine amid an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu. Some villagers dismissed the fuss as "nonsense."
                                The country's chief epidemiologist, Gennady Onishchenko, said the outbreak posed no danger to the capital and the Moscow region, while poultry producers and sellers stressed that their birds could not possibly have come in contact with any infected birds.
                                Authorities said five cases of birds with the H5N1 strain had been confirmed and traced to Moscow's best-known pet market, Sadovod, just outside the city's southwestern limits. The market, also known as Bird Market, was closed over the weekend.
                                At least 150 domestic birds have died in the five villages where the deadly strain has been detected, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
                                The outbreak is the second in Russia this year and the closest yet to the capital. The virus killed birds in three villages in the Krasnodar region in January. No human cases of bird flu have been recorded in the country.
                                "It is difficult for humans to catch the virus. It only spreads from direct contact with an infected bird, not from person to person," said the Moscow region's chief epidemiologist, Olga Gavrilenko.
                                She said 1,200 people had been examined by doctors and 18 of them who had been in close contact with dead birds had been taken in for medical observation as a precaution.
                                The five villages under quarantine are Povlovskoye in the Domodedovo district; Shikhovo in the Zvenigorod district; Babenki in the Podolsk district; Maklakovo in the Taldomsk district; and Marushkino in the Narofominsk district. Vesti 24 television said all Moscow region poultry plants were also under quarantine.
                                Onishchenko said, however, that it was highly unlikely that the virus would spread from private farms into poultry production centers. "We will stop the further spread of the bird flu virus," he said on Vesti 24.
                                A senior veterinary official suggested that the virus was brought to the Moscow region by birds migrating from the south. "Preliminary data show the virus could have come from the region around Azerbaijan or Iran," said the official, Nikolai Vlasov.
                                Five deaths in Azerbaijan have been linked to the virus. Azerbaijan on Monday banned poultry from the Moscow region.
                                Mosselprom, the biggest poultry producer in the Moscow region, said all of its birds were raised indoors in quarantine-like conditions and could not have been infected.
                                "There is only one worker who has access to the birds, and this worker is always under special epidemiological control. He or she is prohibited from owning birds at home," Mosselprom spokeswoman Oksana Tarinina said.
                                No one was available at Rosinter Restaurants, which owns the Rostiks fast food chicken chain, to comment about the situation. A representative said officials were at a special meeting to discuss the outbreak and other issues. The company has said the virus poses no threat to customers due to the extremely high temperatures at which it cooks the meat.
                                The prosecutor's office in the Moscow region has opened an investigation into whether violations of veterinary regulations had led to the spread of an epidemic.
                                Moscow region Deputy Governor Alexei Panteleyev said 150 million doses of the vaccine had been prepared for a preventive inoculation campaign. "We usually do the vaccinations twice per year, in the spring and fall, but now we have decided to do an extra one," he said.
                                In Povlovskoye, two traffic police manned a temporary checkpoint, and workers from the local veterinary service wandered the streets in protective suits as they vaccinated domestic birds.
                                A sign reading "Quarantine" welcomed a steady stream of vehicles passing through the checkpoint. The vehicles slowed down to drive over disinfectant-soaked sawdust intended to clean their tires. The traffic policemen took turns standing out in the icy wind and stopping drivers, ordering some to open the trunks of their cars and show their documents in a temporary cabin nearby.
                                "We're only letting through people who are local residents or who work here," said one officer, explaining the need to check documents as he shooed away several waiting television crews with his baton.
                                The checks, however, seemed arbitrary. While most trucks were stopped, many cars passed by unhindered. A local bus half-full with passengers lumbered through unchecked.
                                "I'm just doing my job. They sent me here today, and I'll do my job. And, yes, they've said we'll be back here tomorrow," the other officer said.
                                Drivers lining up at the cabin to have their documents checked expressed understanding. "There were suspicions that there was this flu, but it seems that it is all being handled. No, I'm not worried," said Vladimir, a local truck driver, stamping his feet to get warm.
                                As they walked down a deserted village street, white protective suits over their normal clothes, plastic covers over their shoes and masks over their mouths and noses, a group of workers from the Domodedovo region veterinary services cut an unearthly figure.
                                "We've been vaccinating birds! Only domestic ones!" shouted out a veterinary worker as she climbed into a waiting Lada to warm up.
                                Tamara Ivanovna described how she used a needle to inject each bird with the vaccine. She was unable to give a figure for the total number of birds vaccinated in the village. "Not that many people keep chickens nowadays. Some keep doves and other decorative birds," she said.
                                Asked whether the measures were sufficient, she showed off the industrial disinfectant meant to clean the car tires, as a stray black Labrador puppy lolled in the disinfected sawdust. "These are standard preventative measures," she said.
                                Another veterinary worker, who refused to give his name, said even an ostrich had been inoculated Monday. He could not give directions to the ostrich.
                                Many villagers scoffed at the quarantine. "What's there to be afraid of? It's all nonsense, there's no flu here," said an elderly man, Alexander.
                                But Alla, 40, who lives in a neighboring village, called the situation frightening. "The controls aren't very effective at all. People can drive around them easily on the other side of the village," she said.
                                Asked whether the job was dangerous, one veterinary worker shrugged and shook his head dismissively. "Two chickens die and all this blows up. It's ridiculous," he said.

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