Feb 21, 2021
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Astrakhan factory workers infected with bird flu received treatment

The press service of the administration of the governor of the Astrakhan region told about the state of the workers of the Vladimirskaya poultry farm, where an outbreak of bird flu occurred, RIA Novosti reports.

According to regional authorities, an outbreak at a poultry farm in the Akhtuba region among the birds was recorded in December last year. The enterprise then immediately carried out all the necessary quarantine measures, during which the poultry and products were destroyed, and the premises were disinfected.

At the same time, seven employees of the factory complained of slight indisposition, they had a sore throat. All patients underwent outpatient treatment, it is noted that now nothing threatens their health.

Experts, in turn, conducted an examination, reporting the first case of human infection in Russia with the new H5N8 strain of the avian influenza A.

On the eve, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, announced the first cases of avian influenza in Russia. The Russian side has already sent data on the infection of people to the World Health Organization.

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