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In Russia bird flu could reach the man in the spring

October 25 2005

It is not excluded that the spring of 2006 strains of bird flu will become more dangerous to humans. This was stated by the chief sanitary doctor, Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's parliamentary hearings in the Federation Council, devoted to the sanitary-epidemiological welfare of population.

According to him, in the spring of next year is getting ready for the emergence of new strains of bird flu, entered from Southeast Asia.

Total in Russia revealed 10 strains of bird flu. "But no cases of the disease among Russian citizens were not registered", - assured Onishchenko.

Federal Service conducts continuous monitoring of the incidence of birds in the country and is actively cooperating with the World Health Organization, reported Itar-Tass.

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