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Supply of the first batches of the bird flu vaccine to Russia’s Southern federal district has been launched on Friday
Supply of the first batches of the bird flu vaccine to Russia’s Southern federal district has been launched on Friday. “A batch of 1.7 million doses has been supplied to Dagestan where 26 hotbeds of bird flu have been revealed,” Russia’s Federal Service for the Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) officials told Itar-Tass on Friday. Sources in the Dagestani veterinary department specified that poultry would be vaccinated in the first place at farms and homesteads located near water reservoirs. The veterinary department of the Kabardino-Balkar republic said that the republic has already received 900,000 doses of the vaccine for inoculation of poultry in the private sector in Tersk, Zolsk and Prokhladnensky districts. “A total of 4.5 million doses of the bird flu vaccine is planned to be supplied to the republic,” the department officials said. The first industrial batch of one million dozes of the bird flu vaccine was sent on Friday to the regional poultry breeders from the Stavropol Biofactory. It will be enough for one-fifth of the territory districts. The second batch of the vaccine – two million doses will be supplied to the region on March 30 and another five million doses – two weeks later. The regional veterinary service said the Stavropol territory needs some 16 million doses of the vaccine. Stavropol Biofactory Director General Viktor Zaerko told Itar-Tass the vaccine is “not a duplicate of the preparations that have been tested in poultry breeding, its composition has been developed by the factory’s personnel together with researchers of the Virology Institute with taking into account the best achievements of the national and foreign practice.” Zaerko stressed that in March “We will send to poultry breeders at least two million more dozes of the vaccine and in April - five million.” The Stavropol territory is one of the main recipients of the vaccine. Bird flu was registered there in February when poultry was affected at four private farms. Bird flu killed then a total of 2,500 chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. The four hotbeds of the disease were localised. Poultry mortality began at the Bogoslovskaya poultry farm in the Kochubeyevsky district of the territory last week. A total of 70,000 chickens out of 120,000 raised in it have already died. On Thursday, Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported with reference to the Federal Centre for Animal Health that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus was exposed at the farm. “The virus strain was exposed in laboratory tests of the pathological material from the poultry farm,” the centre’s press service reported. However, according to preliminary conclusions of epidemiologists, the mass mortality of poultry at Bogoslovskaya was caused by the Newcastle disease that is not dangerous to humans. The final diagnosis will be made after the Vladimir-based Research Institute for Animal Protection completes laboratory tests. The results are expected to come in the next two days. Bird flu vaccine is produced at biofactories in the Stavropol and Vladimir regions. The factories will produce in the next two months 40 million doses of the vaccine. However, experts believe that the vaccine supply to the territory has been launched late. According to them, 10 days are given for the first inoculation and in 10-14 days poultry develop immunity. “By this time – the first and second ten-day periods of April, spring migration of wildfowl from infected countries through the Russian territory ends and this may bring bird flu to other Russian regions,” the experts noted.
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