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    MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - The bird flu outbreak in the Tula region has been localized, and the Moscow region is not in danger, a department head for the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight said Friday.

    The potential human threat of the virus has not been proven, "although it [the virus] has been discovered in people's bodies," Ivan Rozhdestvensky said.

    He said sanitary restrictions would remain in force throughout the region for a month. He advised people to wash their hands and exclude contacts between wildfowl and domestic fowl.

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