Swans and geese in Mongolia – 08/11/2005

  • October 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm #875

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    Mongolia: dead swans infected with bird flu

    http://www.chinaview.cn 2005-08-08 20:09:36

    ULAN BATOR, Aug. 8 (Xinhuanet) — The Mongolian General
    Authority for Emergency Management (GAEM) said Monday the swans and
    wild geese which died at the end of July at a lake bordering Russia
    were proved to have been infected with the bird flu virus.
    Bird flu outbreaks in neighboring Russia and later in Kazakhstan
    have been reported since mid-July.
    Director of the GAEM P. Dash said a total of 76 swans and wild
    geese had been found dead near the Erhel Lake in the Hovsgol
    province since late July but the strain of the bird flu has not been
    No humans nor poultries have been infected, Dash said, adding
    all the contracted were migratory birds.
    Mongolia is taking all necessary measures to prevent the disease
    from being spread to domestic animals, the official said.
    The local government has declared a state of emergency near
    theErhel Lake. The dead swans and wild geese have been burned and
    buried, said Dash.

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