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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by Russian Ekho Moskvy radio on 19 February
[Presenter] The H5N1 bird flu virus discovered outside Moscow is highly pathogenic and dangerous to human life, the head of Rosselkhoznadzor's [Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Plant Control] veterinary control directorate, Nikolay Vlasov has said. A large number of birds in which the H5N1 virus was detected appeared at the Moskovskiy Ptichiy Rynok [Moscow pet market] from outside Moscow. A total of 10 sources from which hens were supplied were revealed, the head of Moscow's territorial Rospotrebnadzor [Russia's consumer watchdog] directorate, …