Thursday, December 20, 2012

Indonesia: New Virus is NOT a Mutation

 [You can read more about the clade on the right side-bar of this blog.  It has been reported in Vietnam and the posts are here at Pandemic Information News]

20 December 2012

Phylogenetic analysis and the results of the test isolates of avian influenza virus (H5N1) by the Center for Veterinary (BBVet) Wates, Central Java (Central Java), suggesting that the virus attacked thousands of ducks these days is not the result of mutations.

"Criteria for closest to the virus that attacks virus of poultry in Vietnam and Hong Kong," said Director of Animal Health, Pujiatmoko, Thursday (20/12).

Ministry of Agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture) found a strain of the H5N1 virus not previously found in Indonesia. Testing was also done by comparing the virus was endemic in Tegal, Bantul, Sleman, Sukoharjo and Wonogiri.

Ministry of Agriculture continues to investigate the association of genetic (phylogenetic) isolates of H5N1 clade which have been identified in other countries in Asia.
Pujiatmoko said the possibility of spreading the virus carried by wild birds migration routes. The virus may also be carried in birds that had been abroad, then back again and infect other ducks. Deputy Head of Department of Livestock Forum of East Java, Maskur said, there were 8260 ducks died from the virus. 

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