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Deadly Bird-Flu Strain Confirmed Outside Moscow

Birds at Moscow's zoo were vaccinated against bird flu nearly a year ago (file photo) (epa) February 17, 2007 -- Tests have confirmed the presence of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in poultry found dead in two suburban Moscow districts.

Agricultural officials said laboratory results showed the strain in the Odintsovsky district west of Moscow and the Domodedovsky district south of Moscow.

Officials are still awaiting results on tests taken in a third suburban district, Podolsk.

(AP, Reuters, Interfax)