Friday, April 29, 2011

Kaltim Diskes Team Go Two People Suspect Bird Flu

Friday, April 29, 2011 Tenggarong

- Today, Friday (4/29/2011), Public Health Service team (Diskes) East Kalimantan Province Archilia chaired by Dr. S Dahlan, Kasi Control of Communicable Diseases (P2M) will come to two persons of Makarti Village, District Marangkayu, Kukar, who stated suspect bird flu.

Provincial teams will be accompanied by field officers of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health Kukar. "The team will carry the drug, device health checks and education facilities," said Eka Soni, Chairman of the Impact of Avian Influenza Investigation Team from the Ministry of Health, on Friday (29/04/2011).

As reported previously, as many as 20 thousand chickens died suddenly and tested positive for bird flu after the rapid test (rapid test) against a number of samples of chickens in the village of Makarti, Marangkayu. The spread of bird flu affecting poultry in the region has adversely affected

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bird flu still entrenched in India, 5 other countries: FAO

PTI, Apr 22, 2011, 07.49pm IST

NEW DELHI: United Nations body FAO has said the contagious Avian flu virus H5N1, which causes bird flu, still remains firmly entrenched in India and five other countries because of unhygienic trade practises.

"...the virus remains firmly entrenched in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Vietnam," Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a statement.

"Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take 10 or more years," it added.

According to FAO, the factors responsible for the entrenchment of the virus are complex production and market chains, with poultry reared and sold under conditions that afford little protection from influenza viruses.

Quality of public and private veterinary and animal production services and the level of commitment in dealing with H5N1 were other factors, it said.

H5N1 strain of highly contagious avian influenza (H5N1 HPAI) reported in 60 countries reached its peak in 2006. However, presently the virus has been stamped out in most of the countries, the statement added.