Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Russia: Avian influenza in Siberia

4 August, 2006

During 2006, in Siberian Federal District, avian influenza H5N1 was reported in private backyards in Altaj, Tomsk, Omsk and Novosibirsk regions.
In Tomsk region, 2 outbreaks were registered, one of them in domestic pigeons.
On 31 July 2006, one outbreak of avian influenza was still active in Tomsk region. No new outbreaks of the disease have been reported since 5 July 2006.
In Tyva Republic, wild birds were found dead due to avian influenza.