06:57 GMT +325 November 2017

    One more rural community struck by bird flu in Russia's east

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    YEKATERINBURG, September 15 (RIA Novosti, Roman Chuvakov) - Bird flu has spread to yet another village in southeastern Russia, the Emergencies Ministry said Thursday.

    Tests conducted at a veterinary lab in the Chelyabinsk region confirmed the avian influenza H5N1 virus as the cause of the death of 39 chickens at five poultry farms in the community of Lugovoi this week. No human cases have been detected.

    Three other rural communities in the Chelyabinsk province reported outbreaks in August, but no new cases have been registered there so far this month.

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