Deputy Mayor Harley Mangindaan Manado said it appealed to the head of regional work units (SKPD) to further raise awareness, because the current number of bird flu patients are on the rise in North Sulawesi (Sulawesi)."We ask all heads SKPD to raise awareness of the H5N1 virus, because it is very dangerous for public health," he said on Tuesday (13/09/2011).
Ai add SKPD head should continue to monitor the Manado region in order not to get people affected by the virus, but not detected. Because if not addressed early vitrus can spread quickly.
Head of Disease Control & Environmental Health Office (Health Office) Manado Zeekeon Joy said it had anticipated in case of spread of avian influenza virus (H5N1) by notifying all health centers in order to always guard against viruses that spread by birds.
As stated by Head of Disease Control and Environmental Health Zeekeon Joy. "We had anticipated through the health center in order to be responsive if it is known there are people suspected of being affected by bird flu," he said.
He said the Provincial Government (Provincial Government) has also provided assistance in the form of Tami flu, which will be given to residents if one is exposed to H5N1. But the aid given is not too large, just as a precaution only.It also has collaborated with the Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry to monitor directly into the market, to find out whether the virus has entered the Manado. But so far the results of monitoring have not been found to residents affected by bird flu.
"To date in Manado no one has tested positive for bird flu, only the last year alone there were people who suspect," he said.
Head of Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Poly Ricky Manado revealed it had carried out the prevention against the spread of H5N1 virus from outside the region, by blocking the entrances to Manado, as in Malalayang.In addition, it also closely watch the chickens that go to Manado. If there is a positive note there is a virus, it immediately to block. But until now it has not found any birds affected by bird flu.