(www.itar-tass.com) вЂ" The H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus is continuing to spread in the Moscow region. The regional Agriculture Ministry sources told Itar-Tass on Tuesday, New hotbeds with poultry infected with bird flu have been exposed at homesteads in the Solodovo village of the Volokolamsk district and in the Yershovskiye Dachi settlement of the Odintsovo district.
There has been no poultry mortality in the Odintsovo district, a ministry official specified. Specialists have only taken sample material there, he added. As for the Volokolamsk district, the official said, As many as 17 infected chickens died there and 25 were slaughtered.
Specialists believed on Monday that no new hotbeds of bird flu among poultry were likely to be exposed in the Moscow region, reports Trend.