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this shared understanding.
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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.