- Title: RUSSIA: START OF MASS SLAUGHTER/CULL OF BIRDS SUSPECTED OF CARRYING BIRD FLU
- Date: 3rd August 2005
- Summary: (W3) VILLAGE ALEXANDROVKA, NOVOSIBIRSK REGION, SIBERIA, RUSSIA (AUGUST 3, 2005) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF OCAL VETERINARY AND HEALTH OFFICIALS WEARING PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, STARTING CULL OF BIRDS IN A FARMYARD IN THE VILLAGE ALEXANDROVKA 0.07 2. SLV LOCAL VETERINARY AND HEALTH OFFICIALS IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHES CARRYING OUT GEESE FROM THE COOP 0.12 3. CLOSE OF CANISTERS OF SUBSTANCE USED TO KILL BIRDS 0.16 4. SLV WITH SUBSTANCE USED TO KILL BIRDS AND CARRYING INJECTED BIRDS AWAY 0.33 5. CLOSE OF BABY GEESE 0.38 6. WIDE OF THE MEN IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING INJECTING BIRDS 0.43 7. CLOSE OF GEESE IN THE COOP 0.52 8. SLV MEN IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING CARRYING OUT BAGS WITH DEAD GEESE, PUTTING THEM NEAR A FENCE 1.02 9. SMV VIEW OF MEN IN PROTECTIVE IN GARDEN OF A HOUSE AND SEEN FROM BEHIND FLOWERS 1.08 10. WIDE OF VILLAGE YARD WHERE BIRDS ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED 1.13 11. SLV MEN IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WALKING OUT OF THE YARD CARRYING CANISTERS WITH SUBSTANCE USED TO KILL BIRDS 1.24 12. CLOSE OF CHICKEN IN THE COOP 1.31 13. SLV MEN IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING INJECTING BIRDS 1.46 14. VARIOUS OF WOMAN AND MAN CARRYING BAGS WITH DEAD BIRDS / BAGS BEING LOADED ONTO LORRY 1.57 15. CLOSE OF WOMAN WRITING DOWN NUMBER OF KILLED BIRDS 2.01 16. WIDE OF TRACTOR LOADED WITH DEAD BIRDS 2.07 17. WIDE OF THE STREET WITH A TRACTOR 2.12 (W3) NOVOSIBIRSK, SIBERIA, RUSSIA (AUGUST 3, 2005) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 18. WIDE OF SSIA'S CHIEF EPIDEMIOLOGIST GENNADY ONISHCHENKO TALKING ON THE PHONE 2.18 19. SLV MEDIA 2.22 20. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIA'S CHIEF EPIDEMIOLOGIST GENNADY ONISHCHENKO, SAYING: "The forecast is optimistic. It's a vast territory, but the area affected is far away - 300 km - from the big centres. What is the most dangerous thing when there is a pandemic of flu? When it affects big cities. Luckily, we don't have this danger now. Even if we suggest the worst course of events - meaning that a case of humans being infected is registered - there is nowhere the disease could spread." 2.58 21. SLV RUSSIA'S CHIEF EPIDEMIOLOGIST GENNADY ONISCHENKO TALKING TO JOURNALISTS 3.02 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 18th August 2005 13:00
- Location: VILLAGE OF ALEXANDROVKA AND NOVOSIBIRSK, NOVOSIBIRSK REGION, SIBERIA, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Reuters ID: LVA73S2ESKGB8WWDCCKXF3CK8UBY
- Story Text: Russia begins mass slaughter of birds suspected of
carrying a strain of bird flu dangerous to humans.
Russia's Siberian region of Novosibirsk on Wednesday
(August 3) began the slaughter of some 65,000 birds in 13
locations as more cases were confirmed of a strain of bird
flu dangerous to humans.
On Tuesday (August 2), a spokeswoman for the Novosibirsk
administration said it had been decided to carry out the
mass culling of birds, adding that the local framers would
be paid compensation.
The H5N1 strain of bird flu which can spread to humans
has so far been officially confirmed in three Siberian
regions -- Novosibirsk, Altai and Tyumen, and is thought to
have been brought to Russia by migrant birds from China.
The first cases were confirmed in Novosibirsk last
Friday, followed by Altai on Monday. An outbreak of
the virus was also confirmed in a village in the south of Tyumen, the
griculture Ministry said in a statement on
So far no cases of humans being infected with bird flu
had been registered.
At a news conference in Novosibirsk on Wednesday,
Russia's chief Epidemiologist said there was a little
danger of the bird flu virus spreading to any of the big
The Altai Region, located between Novosibirsk and
Kazakhstan, also announced a cull of all birds at private
farms where the virus had been found, the regional
administration said in a statement without giving details.
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