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Novosibirsk region: the avian influenza does not threaten human

July 22 2005

The virus, detected in dead poultry in the Novosibirsk region, is not dangerous to humans, said the head of the laboratory for the study and monitoring of zoonotic infections of the State Scientific Center of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" Alexander Shestopalov.

In favor of this research show the results obtained on Friday. Shestopalov added that the virus is not very dangerous for the birds themselves. Investigation of the virus will end next Monday or Tuesday.

However, "for us it is already clear," said Shestopalov. "Further research of purely scientific interest," - he said. The virus now has an interest in terms of figuring out what bird it was listed as a spread , said the scientist, according to RIA Novosti.

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