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Gennady Onishchenko: only without the panic

October 24 2005

In recent days, foci of " avian flu "identified in four regions of Russia - Altai, Tambov, Tula and Chelyabinsk regions, under suspicion is the Novosibirsk region. At 6 locations identified virus, 25 homesteads are under suspicion.

However, for the head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko, the occurrence of the virus have not become new: "It would be surprising if they were not found. It is connected with the flight of birds."

According to the chief health officer of Russia, all cases are registered in private backyards. Bird with industrial poultry farms can be no doubt from the standpoint of security, "- he said.

Onishchenko assured that the virus of bird flu that appeared in several Russian regions, is not dangerous to humans, but to treat this "should be cautious." This is reported by BBC News.

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