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Bird flu quarantine remains in one Russian region, 21 more suspected


MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti) - As of October 12, bird flu quarantine was in force in one town and 21 were being monitored for a possible outbreak, the Russian Agriculture Ministry said Wednesday.

According to the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight, the disease has been registered in 50 towns in six regions since the outbreak was first registered in the summer.

The service said 19 of the suspected towns were in the Novosibirsk region and two were in the Altai territory, which are both in Siberia. In the Chelyabinsk, Omsk, and Tymen regions, the ministry said all the quarantine restrictions had been lifted.

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