Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CA Nidom: Research States AI in Vaccinated Birds Can Still Carry Virus & Look Healthy

FEBRUARY 22, 2012
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of Avian Influenza, Zoonosis Research Center University of Airlangga, CA Nidom, said that the bird flu virus (H5N1) can be found in healthy birds. Under these conditions because the vaccine is given to poultry.

He said the bird flu in poultry vaccine made antibodies to poultry so that the birds will stay healthy and not die even if hit by bird flu virus.As a result, signs of the virus has already infected, but not seen. So that public awareness is less because they think that their birds have in a healthy state.

"Our research states that avian flu has been vaccinated birds can still carry the virus even look healthy," he said by telephone on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

H5N1 virus will be transmitted to humans through bird droppings. Animal waste will be dried so that the virus carried by the wind. Then the virus is contagious to humans. That is, without someone making contact with any birds, she may have contracted the virus through the wind.

On February 13, 2012, a domestic servant in Serpong, KH, died from bird flu. Kebumen's domestic worker tested positive for bird flu based on laboratory results two days after his death. Director of Animal Disease Control Sourced (PPBB), Rita Kusriastuti, said that at present the cause of death of 19-year-old girl is still under investigation. But according to him, before he died, KH had no contact with poultry. KH neighborhood in Kebumen and Tangerang also found no dead birds. "In addition, victims' families are also not affected by bird flu virus," says Rita.

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