Mataram, 15/3 (Reuters) - The health condition of 10 citizens of Bima Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, which is in intensive care because of unexpected bird flu, getting better and leads to a negative status of Avian Influenza.
"These patients had been improved. Clinical symptoms more well and found no indication of Avian Influenza virus H5N1 or negative, "said Chief Medical Officer (DHO) province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Dr. Ismail H Moch, in Mataram on Thursday.
Ten patients suspected of bird flu that medical care in district hospitals Bima, who are referred from a number of health centers. Including two patients who were toddlers each Lativa (11 months) and Azhar (2.5 months) who were referred from health centers Bolo, because his body temperature reached 37.5 degrees celsius.
However, medical care has entered the recovery phase, as shown significant change after being in intensive medical treatment.
Ismail appreciate the support of the people who are willing to bring his relatives suspected of being infected with bird flu, which refers to increased body temperature to exceed the threshold of 27.5 degrees celsius.
[Toggletext translation of excerpt: Ismail appreciated the community's prepared support brought his relative who was suspected terjangkit bird flu, that referred to the increase in the temperature of the body until exceeding the threshold 27.5 levels celsius. ]
"Community participation in preventing the spread of bird flu virus from poultry to humans, it is very important and people in the Milky aware of it so quickly over high heat to bring the patient to a hospital or health center, "he said.
As is known, an indication of the spread of bird flu virus in livestock sticking in Bima Regency on February 28, 2012 and has now spread in 10 of 18 districts in Bima Regency. Soromandi the tenth township, Madapangga, Bolo, WOHA, Belo, Donggo, Wawo, Sape, and Ambalawi Langgudu.
In fact, had spread to three districts in the city of Bima district of West Rasanae, Rasanae East, and Sub Asakota.
results of laboratory examinations number of blood samples of pet chickens, two of which were positive for H5N1 virus (bird flu).
Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health of the province and regency of Bima, then destroy infected livestock suspected, will be able to prevent transmission to humans.
least 4500 pet chickens at 10 Bima districts in suspected bird flu, has been destroyed, in addition to about 8,500 chickens that died suddenly.
Chicken and other poultry suspected of contracting destroyed, cages and other objects are considered tainted also destroyed. In fact, buried in the ground to ensure the safety of the things that are not desirable.
For those who are still healthy livestock, given vaccinations and kept away from the suspected bird flu. (*)