(www.itar-tass.com) вЂ" Domestic birds, which are kept at small farms, will begin being vaccinated against bird flu in the Moscow region on Monday. More than a million vaccines were brought for a massive vaccination in the region, acting Governor of the Moscow region Alexei Panteleyev.
This work is usually done twice a year вЂ" in spring and autumn, but as bird flu cases were exposed we decided to begin this procedure ahead of time, Panteleyev emphasized.
He also noted that by the current moment five bird flu cases have been registered in the Moscow region: in the Domodedovo, Taldom, Podolsk, Naro-Fominsk districts and Zvenigorod. In all cases people bought poultry for their small farms at the Moscow poultry market, the acting governor recalled, reports Trend.
The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision also confirmed the information about purchases of the bird flu infected poultry in Moscow. Experts have drawn conclusions that a bird flu outbreak in these districts was caused by the infected poultry bought at the Moscow poultry market, chief press officer of the Russian veterinary watchdog Alexei Alekseyenko pointed out.
Meanwhile, the Moscow regional authorities stated that there is no any danger for people. All birds kept at small farms were immediately slaughtered in a bloodless way and burnt down, a source in the regional administration said.
The source stressed that all people, who were in contact with sick birds, are kept under constant supervision of doctors. Quarantine was imposed in settlements that envisages the disinfection of all vehicles going out of the region, a ban on deliveries of any poultry meat products and even fodder from the region.
Bird flu cases in the Moscow region also pose no threat to poultry plants in the region and their produce. The condition of poultry is permanently checked at each poultry plant, the access of people to production facilities is restricted, wildfowl, which may land at poultry plants, is being shot down, the source said.