Sunday, January 28, 2007

400 die in Russia from hemorrhagic fever...because of the warm winter

LIPETSK, Russia, Jan. 26 Experts blame this winter's unusually warm weather for the outbreak of hemorrhagic fever that has killed at least 400 people in Russia.

The virus dies at 30 degrees below zero, Itar-Tass reported.

Itar-Tass reported that one in three field mice in the Voronezh and Lipetsk regions is infected with the virus. Regional authorities allocated money for pesticides to kill the rodents, which carry the virus and transmit it to humans through the air.

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