The far East has warned of the threat are dangerous to humans of avian influenza virus
The virus is not brought yet in Russia, but in Southeast Asia there are already deaths.
Moscow. March 31. INTERFAX.RU — the Far East are threatened by a dangerous virus of bird flu reported on Friday the Deputy head of Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolai Vlasov.
“The virus of avian influenza, was born in South-East Asia, and there are first deaths from it. This virus threatens our far Eastern Federal district, if the skid will be. It is not predetermined, but highly likely,” he said at a meeting of the Board of service on Friday, stressing that “we need to be very careful”.
According to him, first of all, this virus can appear in the South of Primorsky Krai, and then spread through the territory of Khabarovsk Krai and Magadan region further – to Kamchatka and Chukotka
Not dangerous to humans, but dangerous for birds
Deputy head of service also said that another virus of avian influenza emerged in Central Asia. “Its main impact will Kulundinskaya lowland in Siberia”, — he predicted. Further distribution is possible to Yamal Peninsula. “The probability of this is high, so it is necessary to work, including to the poultry farms,” — said Vlasov.
The danger for livestock and birds is the avian influenza that is registered in Europe. This flu is H5N8, poses no threat to humans, but extremely dangerous for birds, said the Deputy head of the Rosselkhoznadzor.
According to him, “first call” has sounded in the suburbs, where the virus was detected at the poultry farm “Change”. Pass the territory of the Moscow and Bryansk regions. Then the flu can “climb” in Leningrad oblast. “And the return flow in the autumn will hit the Krasnodar Krai, Dagestan and Astrakhan,” he warned.
As Vlasov said, the risk zone includes the Crimea. “A veterinary service there as he was totally hammered, and remains, — he complained. — Where you can expect very unpleasant things.”
In addition, the bird flu may suffer Kaliningrad oblast.
Deputy head of service stated that the human cases the last two types of avian influenza has not yet been identified.
Opinion expertience real danger of the new flu strain for the citizens of Russia in advance is not so easy and maybe this time nothing tragic is waiting for us. But sooner or later a dangerous kind of virus originated in the swamps of southern China, and this should be ready. So any signals of this kind should not be viewed as a false alarm, but as the rehearsal on the eve of the pandemic.Eugene Paperairplane Health project Mail.Ru