61,000 birds infected with H5N1 bird flu strain slaughtered in Rostov Region, Russia
By information as of December 13, 61,000 birds were slaughtered at Gulyai-Borisovo battery farm (Zernogradsky District, Rostov Region, southern Russia), where the H5N1 bird flu strain was registered. 54,800 of hem were burnt. The information was received by REGNUM from the press office of the Russian Emergency Ministry Department in Rostov Region.
Overall, 450,000 birds are to be annihilated because of the avian flu outbreak in the area.
Mass plague started at the battery farm on November 29-30. Preliminary results of tests for bird flu detected the H5N1 bird flu strain. The farm was placed in quarantine since December 11.
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