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    Bird flu outbreak registered in eight villages in Siberia-1

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    MOSCOW, May 26 (RIA Novosti) - New cases of bird flu have been registered in eight villages in three Siberian regions, the agriculture ministry said Friday.

    "Fowl infected with avian influenza have been registered in three villages in Novosibirsk Region, four villages in Omsk Region, and one village in Altai Territory," the ministry said in a statement.

    None of the infected birds had been vaccinated against the disease, the ministry said.

    The Emergency Situations Ministry said last month that around 1.1 million birds had died of the disease in Russia, and that 300,000 had been culled in measures to control the spread of the virus since the beginning of February.

    No human cases of bird flu have yet been diagnosed in Russia.

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