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In Moscow, will be selectively shoot birds

April 7 2006

This spring in Moscow will be taken drastic measures to prevent avian flu. The other day it was decided to "point shoot birds."

In the mayor's office reported that signed a decree according to which in the administrative districts will create so-called mobile units, which consist of sanitary inspectors. Doctors in overalls and disinfectants will need to travel to sites where it will be recorded bird deaths. Professionals will be disposed of dead birds and to handle the territory of disinfectants. Sampling of biological material from wild birds, city officials intend to attract hunters and bird watchers. To find out if any of avian carriers of a dangerous virus, you will need to selectively shoot the birds and send them to a lab for analysis. The mayor believes that this is the easiest way to study the epidemic situation in the city.

For emergency prevention of influenza in humans in Moscow will set minimum demand supply of drugs. Muscovites in the case of an outbreak of the first step will distribute drugs, and only then if necessary, begin the vaccination campaign. Reports Moskovsky Komsomolets

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