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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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