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2005-08-09 06:37:40

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A bird 'flu epidemic in Russian Siberia is subsiding and should disappear altogether in 10-15 days, a 'flu specialist with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. "Things are quieting down. The (epidemic) will vanish in 10-15 days," Oleg Kiselyov, head of a 'flu research institute operating under the WHO's auspices, told reporters in Russia's second city of St Petersburg. "It won't spread further because of changing weather conditions. It's...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'