Friday, February 25, 2011 16:16 pm
TEMPO Interactive, Garut - Head of Technical Services Unit Banyuresmi District Livestock Office, Garut regency, West Java, the initials EK, 49 years suspected of contracting the H5N1 virus or bird flu from poultry. "His condition began to improve, but still suspect bird flu," said Executive Responsible Garut Hospital Isolation Room, Asep Roni Aryanto, Friday (25 / 2).
Residents Cempaka Perum Bumi Indah, Lebak Jaya Village, District Karangpawitan, have not been allowed to go home. The hospital is still in intensive care in isolation rooms. EK admitted to hospital on Friday afternoon at around 12.00 pm.
According to Asep, before being taken to the hospital, patients have clinical symptoms such as fever, runny nose, cough and shortness. Even based on laboratory results stating conditions under normal leukocyte EK only reached 3.200/mm3.
The hospital has sent a lear nose and throat into the body of health research and development, in Jakarta to be investigated. But even so the medical team could not determine whether the EK positive for bird flu or not. "Hopefully tomorrow is no result, whether the patient was positive for bird flu or not," said Asep.
EK biological children, Desiree, 26, suspected her mother contracted the disease from poultry that died due to exposure to bird flu virus. You see, during the last month since 19 January, EK is conducting an investigation of chickens exposed to bird flu in its working area. "Every day mothers continue contacts with dead birds, a new mother sick day yesterday with symptoms of high fever, cough, breathlessness and filek-filek," he said at the hospital.
Reported earlier, hundreds of chickens in the village of Banyuresmi, Sukaratu and Sukasari Village, District Banyuresmi, exposed to the H5N1 virus or bird flu. The number of chickens residents who die until this Friday reached 700 birds.