Russia reports two outbreaks of bird flu

Russia has registered outbreaks of bird flu on two poultry farms in its southern regions of Krasnodar and Rostov.
Russia has registered outbreaks of bird flu on two poultry farms in its southern regions of Krasnodar and Rostov. PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia has registered outbreaks of bird flu on two poultry farms in its southern regions of Krasnodar and Rostov, the agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said in two statements on Friday (Dec 30).

Bird flu was found among turkey in the Rostov region and among geese in the Krasnodar region, it said. The watchdog did not say which strain of avian flu had been found.

In November, Russia reported two outbreaks of the highly contagious H5 avian influenza virus among domestic birds in the southwestern part of the country, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).