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2005-12-28-Two southern Russian communities still battling bird flu

Understanding Avian Influenza

2005-12-28-Two southern Russian communities still battling bird flu

MOSCOW, December 28 (RIA Novosti) - Two rural communities remain affected by an avian flu outbreak in southern Russia, the Agriculture Ministry said in a press release Wednesday.

One of the outbreak sites is in the Astrakhan Region and the other is in the neighboring republic of Kalmykia, the ministry said.

Last Thursday, Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev said at a news conference that "not a single industrial facility or private farm [in Russia] remains affected by bird flu."

Understanding Avian Influenza