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Onishchenko not afraid of bird flu

August 2 2005

So-called "Bird flu" does not inspire fear, said the head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare Gennady Onishchenko.

He arrived in the village of Suzdalka Dovolinskogo district of Novosibirsk region, which was first discovered bird flu.

"Isolation of virus of bird flu was officially registered only in the Novosibirsk region" - said Onishchenko.

According to him, too early to say that, in Tyumen, Altai Krai, a virus is detected. However, Onishchenko not exclude the possibility that avian flu could reach and there.

However, he believed that the prognosis of the disease in the Novosibirsk region "fairly optimistic". According to RIA Novosti.

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