Stray dog dies of bird flu type A in Azerbaijan

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The commission also reported a substantial decline in the number of bird flu cases in poultry and fowl due to the departure of migratory birds from Azerbaijan.

BAKU, March 15 (RIA Novosti) - Azerbaijan's government commission for preventing a bird flu epidemic said Wednesday that a type A strain of the avian flu virus had been detected in a stray dog found dead in the country's capital Baku a week ago.

The commission also reported a substantial decline in the number of bird flu cases in poultry and fowl due to the departure of migratory birds from Azerbaijan.

Earlier this month, the republic's Health Ministry reported three human victims of the lethal H5N1 sub-strain.

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