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Ukraine Confirms More Bird-Flu Outbreaks


http://gdb.rferl.org/CB3B8CC8-3706-4E3B-B7F3-588CC25CECA4_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/CB3B8CC8-3706-4E3B-B7F3-588CC25CECA4_mw800_mh600.jpg Ukrainian vets disinfect a farm in eastern Ukraine (epa) 9 December 2005 -- Ukraine has confirmed more bird-flu cases in two additional villages in the Crimea region.


There are now a total of eight affected villages, all located on the Black Sea Peninsula.


Ukraine recorded its first case of bird flu on 3 December. It is now waiting for results from a British laboratory next week on whether the virus is the deadly H5N1 strain, which has killed at least 69 people in Asia and devastated bird flocks.


(AP/Interfax)

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