Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Avian Influenza Hits Russian Poultry Farm

Russia 12 December, 2007

About 500,000 chickens will be culled at a poultry farm in southern Russia, where 35,000 birds have died from avian influenza H5N1 since late November. The birds started dying on November 29, and preliminary analysis showed H5N1 was involved.
Quarantine restrictions have been introduced at the border of the Krasnodar Territory.
This major outbreak is the 4th this year in Russia. In September, in the Krasnodar region.  
In February, dead poultry with H5N1 were found in Moscow, eight districts of the Moscow Region and a district in the Kaluga Region. All cases were traced to a single market in southwest Moscow.

In January, the virus was detected in dead birds found in three domestic yards (Borodinskaya, Upornaya and Labinsk) in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia.