In the Crimea detected dangerous for a human strain of avian influenza virus

In the Crimea detected dangerous for a human strain of avian influenza virusIn the Crimea detected dangerous for a human strain of avian influenza virus. On Thursday, Deputy Director of the state scientific control Institute of biotechnology and strains of microorganisms Ministry of agrarian policy of Ukraine Vyacheslav Herman said during a press conference that on the territory of the Crimean Peninsula was discovered highly pathogenic strain of H5N1. Later this information was confirmed a member of the state Emergency anti-epidemic Commission, former head of the Veterinary service of Ukraine Petro Verbitsky. According to Verbitsky, the presence in the Crimea dangerous strain of avian influenza virus results proved in the Russian laboratory analyses of dead birds found on the Peninsula. The final results of the tests will be known in the coming days. Earlier media reported that a mutation of the H5N1 virus has acquired the ability to spread among mammals. The world health organization has announced the shipment to the Crimea group of experts to study the degree of danger of a new source of infection for humans. The decision of the organization caused by the rapid spread of avian influenza throughout the Peninsula. RIA "Novosti"".



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