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    MOSCOW, September 26 (RIA Novosti) - Fourteen Russian towns and villages remain under bird flu quarantine, while 38 could have been affected by the disease, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight said Monday.

    The regions include the Altai territory, the Tyumen, Omsk and Novosibirsk regions in Western Siberia and the Chelyabinsk region in the South Urals.

    The quarantine has been lifted in the Siberian region of Kurgan. It was confirmed that birds had contracted the flu in 49 towns and villages, but 81 were suspected of being contaminated.

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