- MOSCOW (Reuters) - Bird flu
has been found in the southern Russian region of Astrakhan, Russia's Agriculture
Ministry said on Tuesday, without saying whether it was the H5N1 strain
that has killed more than 60 people in Asia.
- The ministry said in a statement that between November
14 and November 21, 200 dead swans were found in an area of the Volga around
16 km (10 miles) from the nearest populated areas.
- They were infected with the H5 bird flu virus but the
ministry did not specify which strain.
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