Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bird flu is spread from chickens in Minahasa sabung #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Bird flu is spread from chickens in Minahasa sabung
  Sunday, January 22, 2012 8:35 pm
  SATURN - Head of Department of Agriculture and Livestock of North Sulawesi Province, Johanis Panelewen, suspected cases of bird flu in Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province, which attacks poultry originating from chickens soap.

"Allegations such as we. Chickens are often disabung Bolaang Mongondouw up to the East or North Mongondouw Bolaang where they are located adjacent to the City Kotamobagu ever found a similar case," said Panelewen, in Manado, on Sunday.

  Therefore, Penelewen said it worked with Village officials Kanonang and surrounding villages in District Kawangkoan, Minahasa regency, tighten poultry traffic at some point.  Panelewen said three entrances are monitored Kayuuwi Village, Village Pinabetengan and Kawangkoan.

  "With the supervision done this through three entrances there will be no poultry that enter or exit or through a location where cases of bird flu has been found," he said. He hoped the security at the three entrances can also be followed county / city with reactive control point (check point) poultry in order for the time being there are no birds that go out.

. "We hope there are no more new cases of bird flu that attacked livestock or poultry in the village Kanonang in surrounding villages. We still continue to monitor," he said.
  Post-sudden poultry owned by residents in the Village Kanonang, North Sulawesi Provincial Health Office still observe the two boys suspected of bird flu. 
  Two boys are each three-year-old and 12 years. Although time was referred to Prof. Kandouw Malalayang Hospital, Manado City, but both were back home and play as usual with his friends because they do not meet the criteria as infected with bird flu virus (H5N1). 
  Head of Controlling Health Problems (FMD) of North Sulawesi Provincial Health Office, Dr. Jemmy Lampus, in Manado, said the two boys was observed after feathered friends around him died suddenly and unexpectedly have a fever.  Department of Agriculture and Livestock of North Sulawesi province has destroyed at least 2466 poultry in a radius of one kilometer from the location of the discovery of poultry that died suddenly.

RO has a high fever and his condition continued to deteriorate #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Maintain Tangerang Bird Flu Suspect Poultry

  RO has a high fever and his condition continued to deteriorate.

 Saturday, January 21, 2012, 21:45 GMT
 - Tangerang
  Destruction of bird flu outbreaks  
 - Tangerang District Health Office immediately following the observation of patients suspected of bird flu had the initials RO (18).  RO still being treated in isolation space bird flu Regional General Hospital (Hospital) Tangerang.

  "This morning we received information that our officers went directly to the patient's home and make observations to the residence of the patient," said the head of Tangerang District Health Office, Nanik Isnaini, to, Saturday, January 21, 2012.

  RO is a young man from the village of Ciodeng, Desa Jaya Blooms, Panongan Subdistrict, Tangerang regency. RO indicated suspect bird flu after it was treated at Mercy Hospital Sari, Karawaci, Tangerang, since Friday, January 20, 2012, early morning.

  Nanik said, at the home of patients encountered many birds such as chickens and ducks.  However, the officers observed none of the patients who were dead livestock.
. RO has a high fever and his condition continued to deteriorate.  Symptoms are high fever, hoarseness, and shortness of breath.  Patients suspected of having bird flu suspect.
  When entering the isolation room, very poor condition of the patient with shortness of breath, thus directly given artificial respiration ventilator machine 100 percent of the VC. . As for normal blood pressure.

Sementara itu, Wakil Direktur Rumah Sakit Sari Asih Dr Avicena Indraswara membenarkan adanya kedatangan pasien. Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the Hospital Dr. Sari Asih Avicena Indraswara confirmed the patient's arrival.  According to him, the patient entered the early hours and was treated in ICU isolation. . After the examination of patients diagnosed with suspected H5N1.

. "Directly we coordinated with the Department of Health. Furthermore, instructed, to be referred to hospitals. And the hospitals who came to pick up patients," explains Avicena.

Crow deaths triggers panic in Keonjhar #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Keonjhar: Following bird flu in Kerang area of Khurda district, Angul district, Bahanada in Mayurbhaj district, crow deaths in large number have been reported from Anandapur sub-division in Keonjhar district, creating panic among the people as there is no measure by departmental officials or the district administration to make the people aware about the pros and cons of the problem.
Just two days back, over a hundred crows were found dead in different areas of the sub-division, including village Ambagadia in Hatadihi block, and members of a voluntary organisation burnt them after people kept aloof from the exercise out of fear.
The sub-divisional Veterinary Officer said they have no arrangements to create awareness among the people, indirectly hinting that efforts by district-level machinery are required to tackle the situation.
It is necessary that the district-level administration and the fisheries and animal resources department should come forward to contain the spread of the flu menace to more areas, the public demanded.

Egypt- Pig slaughtering allowed in Cairo #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Minister of Agriculture issued a decision to restart the slaughter pigs

Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 00:15

 Confirmed Dr. Suad Khouly Director of Veterinary Medicine in Cairo, that the engineer Mohammad Reza Ismail, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation made ​​a decision a few days ago to open and run the lines slaughter pigs governorates of Cairo and Alexandria, and was to send a picture for each of the two provinces to work out the resolution in days.
She explained that they already received the decision to run lines, the slaughter of pigs in Cairo, pointing to the existence of groups of pigs older areas such as Nasr City and 6 October, Giza, including threatening slaughtered him out massacres and the threat to human health.

The Kholi, that this decision came after a hiatus of three years, pointing out that the Directorate was discovered more than one case of pork as the meat of mutton sold in markets not known to the consumer, adding it had been stepped up campaigns to eradicate this phenomenon.
It should be noted that it was a decision to close slaughter pigs since 2009 following the spread of avian Alkhnazi.

Minister of Health: ASR Poor Boy In-depth examination #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

 Minister of Health: ASR Poor Boy In-depth examination
At the initial examination found no signs of flu and cough.

Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:26

The Ministry of Health acknowledged previously found no signs that the ASR, has been free from bird flu virus during the initial examination performed when a new boy in the hospital.

The difficulty in making the examination less sampling depth.
"At that time there has been no sign, negative. At that time the child is difficult to take specimennya and examination be lacking in so difficult to detect," said Minister of Health, Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih at the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Friday, January 20, 2012.
Endang said, at the initial examination found no signs of flu and cough. But when further examination is done, when the condition worsened after the victim was transferred to the general treatment room, ascertained that the ASR tested positive for bird flu.
"Examination procedure should be three times, and the ASR does not cough and runny nose. Then moved to the regular space, then the situation deteriorated and the lungs examined were positive," said Endang.
Investigative then performed, and it is known that ASR lived one house with his uncle and is often invited to play dove.
"He lived to be around birds. The signal is due to an epidemiological means of contracting because of someone else," said Endang.
Previously, Family ASR, pleaded not been told that the five-year-old boy died from bird flu virus. Hospital just informed that the ASR, exposed to dengue fever.
"The doctor said she was suffering from dengue. He died early today at 02.00 am at the Friendship Hospital Jakarta, Monday, January 16, 2012," said Sriyati, ASR's mother at her home Ancol South New Street, RT 10 RW 6 No 30 Sunter Agung, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Friday, January 20, 2012.
According Sriyati, ASR condition was improving after leaving the isolation room. "He was for four days in isolation rooms. Having expressed negative bird flu, was transferred to the usual care," said Sriyati.
Resembling Fever Bird Flu, Health Center Services Kawangkoan Gratiskan

Manado Tribune - Saturday, January 21, 2012 22:17 AM
TRIBUNMANADO.CO.ID, TONDANO - Kawangkoan Health Center provides free health care to village residents Kanonang Kingdom.

Kawangkoan Head Health Center, Dr. Helen Tompodung explained in an interview with Tribune Manado, free health service is specifically provided for complaints of health problems that mimic the symptoms of bird flu disease.

"Health services we provide for free if there Kanonang residents who complained of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. We will definitely be dealing with patients complaining of pain like this," he said.
He added, if people come with complaints of pain Kanonang others, it will provide services according to type of illness.

A resident reported going to the health center Kanonang Kawangkoan, Friday (20/01/2012). Residents have complained of fever Kanonang these past few days. However, after inspection, it turns out these people tested positive for malaria.
"We urge all residents in the surrounding da Kanonang to immediately see if the pain accompanied by fever, cough and shortness of breath. All people should be vigilant, not to have contracted bird flu virus," he said.

Tangerang Bird Flu Patient tied to dead duck #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Patient Suspect Bird Flu Tangerang District Hospital Isolation Room Sign
  - Okezone
 Saturday, January 21, 2012 19:02 pm
 ) Tangerang. JAKARTA - As a result of high fever and shortness of breath, Rohman (18) residents Mekarsari, Panongan, Tangerang regency, was rushed to the installation of bird flu Regional General Hospital (Hospital) Tangerang.

  Based on information gathered Okezone, Rohman previously treated at one private hospital in Tangerang, but look at the symptoms that befell this young man, the hospital referred to hospitals.

  "The patient came in at 13:45 pm with symptoms of high fever, and shortness of breath. We immediately provide assisted respiration and take action," said Director of Hospital, Mamahit, Saturday (01/21/2012).

  According Mamahit, Rohman had a fever since the six days ago. New on Wednesday (18 / 1), have a voice disorder, and severe shortness of breath.  Before he was taken to the hospital, Rohman will take medicine from the stall but his condition worsened.

  Meanwhile, Head of Public Relations RSU Tangerang, Achmad Muchlis stated that the patient is currently still a suspect bird flu because laboratory tests are done the results will be known next two days.  Currently the patient is placed a special room.

  From the description of the patient's family at the hospital, before Rohman exposed to high fever, one Rohman pet duck dies. 
  "When viewed from the history Rohman likely contracted the bird flu virus could have occurred, when viewed from the symptoms, namely high fever, shortness of breath, and cough and cold, it resembles a bird flu virus," he said.

CA Nidom-Two possibilities for 5yr old negative results #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Two helpless Because Adra from Bird Flu
  TEMPO.CO, Jakarta: Chairman of the Research Center for University Press of Bird Flu (Avian Influenza-zoonosis Reseach Center), CA Nidom proposed two assumptions cause no tertolongnya Adra Soraya Ramadani, 5 years, patients infected with bird flu.  According to him, there are two possibilities for changing the status of bird flu Soraya negative to positive until the toddler's death last January 16. 
  First, there is sampling error.
  Since the time of fever Soraya adjacent to the infected the uncle, Puguh Dwi Yanto who died first.  He was probably affected by exposure to the virus along with the 23-year man.  "That should be when the sample is taken, the virus is there," said Nidom, when contacted, Saturday, January 21, 2012.

  So, should the results of the PCR test was positive infants.  If the result is negative, meaning, "There are errors in the decision. Pickup baseball right, "said Nidom. He explained that this related to the sampling technique.  In addition to blood samples, saliva or mucus sampling of bird flu patients also need to be done through the nasopharynx or the part between the nose and throat.

  Is a tool shaped like a long cotton swab is inserted into the nose to the tip used to take these samples.  Or it could be through the mouth, inserted until it touches the antil-antil.  "If extraction is correct, it could be," he explained.

  The second assumption Nidom, Soraya virus has entered the body through the lungs so it is not detected during sampling. "It could be that the virus has developed organ damage, had gone into the lungs," he explained. Travel the virus, said Nidom, originated from the nose, throat, into the lungs, then up into the nose again.

Family of Tangerang BF patient show no symptoms #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Family Suspect Bird Flu Not Indicated

  Not found a family member who experienced a high fever.

  YouTube - Tangerang District Health Office has made ​​some observations to the house of the patient suspect bird flu had the initials RO who were aged 18 years. Health Department also has to check all family members of patients.

  "As a result, families of patients who experienced fever is not found," said the head of Tangerang District Health Office, Nanik Isnaini, to

  The officer has been observed to RO's residence in Kampung Ciodeng, Desa Jaya Blooms, District Panongan, Tangerang regency.  RO indicated suspect bird flu after being treated at Mercy Hospital Sari, Karawaci.  RO treated since Friday morning January 20, 2012.

  After examining other family members, Public Health Service did not find the characteristics of suspect bird flu.  Not found a family member who experienced a high fever.

  "But, if there are symptoms of fever will be given the drug Tamiflu," said Nanik. He explained that officers are still awaiting lab test results from the patient to determine next steps.


Rourkela-Disease killing sparrows too #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

With pigeons and ravens are dying Guraye
Updated on: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 05:35 PM (IST)

With pigeons and ravens are dying Guraye

Rourkela, Times reporter:
After pigeons and ravens in Sundergarh district sparrow falling prey to the disease are unknown. Ispatancl on Saturday at around Aijiac many sparrows were seen in the dead and sick condition. Death of birds due to bird flu has been suggested that the veterinary department has not been confirmed. Sundergarh district Vni, Sundargarh, Rourkela, crows and pigeons in the area Kansbahl etc.'s death on behalf of the district administration has been cautious yes. Jilapal the veterinarians have formed five task forces have been directed to the monitor. In various places of the term dead crow, pigeons and poultry samples sent for testing at Bhubaneswar, which so far have not found evidence of bird flu. The state of other places in the report of the death of birds have bird flu.

Manado-3 Suspected Bird Flu Patients Escape Isolation Unit #h5n1 #birdflu

Refusing Insulated, 3 Suspected Bird Flu Patients Unexpected Kabur
Saturday, January 21, 2012 18:24 pm

Minahasa (Reuters)

Three patients with suspected bird flu suspects escaped from the isolation room, Friday (20 / 1) yesterday evening. Previously the three patients suspected of H5N1 virus or bird flu virus.

However, because did not want to be treated at the hospital, three patients fled the hospital isolation room Malalayang, Manado. Currently the three already in their homes without the supervision of health workers

Suspected Bird Flu, Citizen Tangerang Insulated #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Suspected Bird Flu, Citizens Tangerang Insulated

Tangerang District Hospital while the patient was referred to RO already in poor condition.

Saturday, January 21, 2012,

Youth 18-year-old resident Mekarsari initials RO, Tangerang regency, should be isolated at the Regional General Hospital (Hospital) Tangerang. He is suspected of having bird flu after it was treated in one private hospital in Karawaci, Tangerang.
RO go to the Isolation Room Tangerang District Hospital on Saturday, January 21, 2012. He had transferred from a private hospital in Jakarta since being treated Friday morning January 20, 2012.

"Arriving here, the officers immediately provide respiratory assistance," said Director of Tangerang District Hospital, MJN Mamahit SpOG, to, Saturday, January 21, 2012.

Mamahit said, when referred to the Tangerang District Hospital RO patients already in poor condition. The conditions of high fever and shortness of breath.

Based on medical history, patients with RO had a fever since the six days ago. However, patients do not go to the doctor, just a treat to buy medicines from the shop.
"Since Wednesday, January 18, 2012, the patient experienced shortness of breath and voice disorders. Friday around 04.00 am, the patient was rushed to a private hospital in Karawaci. However, as conditions continue to worsen, the patient was immediately taken to the Hospital," said Mamahit.

Earlier, two people in North Jakarta, allegedly died of H5N1 virus. Two brothers in North Jakarta that was undergoing treatment at the Friendship Center General Hospital, East Jakarta.

4 Residents rushed to hospital Virus Suspected #h5n1 #BIRDFLU

2466 Poultry Kanonang Village Destroyed, 4 Residents rushed to hospital Virus Suspected Esophageal H5NI Posted by jrpMinahasa
Jumat, 20 January 2012 14:34

KAWANGKOAN - The bird flu virus or virus H5NI, this time struck the village Kanonang Minahasa regency. Thousands of poultry (chicken and duck) were destroyed due to suspected bird flu. Head of Department of Agriculture and Livestock Ir. Yohanis Panelewen say, around 2466 when poultry is destroyed.

In this case the residents are willing to hand over their chickens to be destroyed before it spread. Because of the test results showed chickens that died suddenly contracting the H5N1 virus was positive.

Panelewen said, "2466 poultry (chicken and duck) now destroyed, and a strong suspicion this virus originated from fighting cocks who often brought their owners in various areas ranging from Minahasa itself, until the area Bolaang Mongondow."

From the information obtained beritamanado, at least four people from the village of Kanonang been rushed to one hospital in Manado.

Sign Bird Flu Patient Unexpected Hospital Isolation Room #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Sign Bird Flu Patient Unexpected Hospital Isolation Room JAKARTA, - A young man resident Mekarsari, Tangerang regency, initials Ro (18), suspected of suffering from bird flu symptoms.
On Saturday (01/21/2012) is at 13:45, Ro entered the room Isolation Regional General Hospital (Hospital) Tangerang, after being treated at a private hospital in Karawaci, Tangerang city since Friday (20/01/2012) early days.
"When I walked in patients in poor condition. High fever, shortness of breath. Officers directly provide respiratory assistance," said Director of Hospital, MJN Mamahit, told Reuters on Saturday afternoon.

Mamahit said, based on the medical history of patients had a fever since 6 days ago. On Wednesday (1/18/2012) ago, Ro suffered voice disorders, shortness of breath. But patients are not a doctor but taking medication bought from shops.
On Friday around 04.00, the patient was rushed to a private hospital in Karawaci. However, because the condition continues to worsen, the patient was taken to Hospital Tangerang

Friday, January 20, 2012

Vietnam-Officials fear spread of meningitis, bird flu #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Officials fear spread of meningitis, bird flu
KIEN GIANG — Officials warn that bird flu A/H5N1 could return in a more complex form, given the current cold weather and massive transportation of poultry before and during the Lunar New Year, after a teenager in Kien Giang Province died of the virus on Monday.
According to associate professor Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, this year's first recorded case of A/H5N1 was considered quite fatal after the victim was hospitalised for only a day.
The 18-year-old man from Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Kien Giang Province's Giong Rieng District worked at a duck farm in southern Can Tho City. He was taken to the provincial General Hospital with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath last Sunday.
Le Hoang Anh, director of the Kien Giang Province's Health Department, told local media that the man allegedly caught A/H5N1 virus from the ducks. The confirmation was released after HCM City – based Pasteur Institute released the results of his samples testing positive with A/H5N1.
The Provincial Preventive Medical Centre sprayed chemicals to disinfect areas surrounding his house and monitored others where he visited.
Blood samples from those in contact with him, including both his relatives and medical staff, were taken in for tests.
Viet Nam has seen 59 fatalities since 2003, according to World Health Organisation. The country has not recorded any bird flu deaths since April 2010.
Officials are asking the public to follow strict hygiene procedures when processing poultry at home to avoid potential risks.

Meanwhile, city officials in HCM City have also issued a warning about the possible spread of meningitis after workers return to HCM City from their Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays in their hometowns. The disease has broken out in several industrials parks in the city.
During an urgent meeting with HCM City's Pasteur Institute earlier this week, Nguyen Dac Tho, deputy head of the HCM City Preventive Medicine Department, urged local health agencies to initiate preventive tasks to control the spread of the disease.
Besides several patients in Districts 7 and 9, the HCM City Hospital of Tropical Diseases has also reported that a 14-month-old boy from Binh Chanh District has meningitis, and that others in the community had contracted the disease.
Doctors had no information about the source of the boy's infection; his parents work at Le Minh Xuan Industrial Park in Binh Chanh District. His parents and grandmother tested negative for the disease.
According to Dr. Tran Phu Manh Sieu, head of the HCM City Preventive Medicine Department, after the first epidemic cluster was found in Furukawa Company in District 7, the health agency found one person at a high school in District 9 with the disease.
The HCM City Pasteur Institute tested 51 people who had access to the patient, and of that number, 36 tested positive with the bacterium Neisseria meningitis.
Dr. Sieu said the possibility of contagion was high during Lunar New Year holiday as people were travelling to and from their hometowns.
If the city's health agencies do not take precautionary measures, there could be an epidemic, he added.
Symptoms of meningitis include sore throat, high fever, headache, bellyache and rashes all over the body.
The disease is considered dangerous as the onset of sympto is sudden and death can follow within hours. — VNS 

China continues controversial H5N1 Experiments #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences permitted to engage in highly pathogenic avian influenza
At 8:12 on January 21, 2012

 (Reporter correspondent Huang Xianguang Hang Wei Fang) 17, reporter learned from the Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agriculture recently agreed by the Provincial Academy of Agricultural Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Biosafety three laboratories engaged in animal highly pathogenic avian influenza experiments.
Allegedly, this is the first of China's provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the fourth permitted to engage in domestic bird flu research lab.
China attaches great importance to research and highly pathogenic avian influenza prevention and control, required to perform highly pathogenic avian influenza research laboratory must have the animal biosafety level three protection of hard and soft conditions and research management. In August 2002, the province started construction of three animal biosafety lab, multi-million capital investment to build the highest level of animal bio-security laboratory.

Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences, said the demand for frontier science and technology and industry, to strengthen the field of bird flu research original innovation, break through the public key technology, and promote sustained and healthy development of China's poultry industry

North Sulawesi-2 boys suspected bird flu #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Unexpected Observations Diskes Minahasa boy Bird FluFriday, January 20, 2012 16:59 pm"But we will continue to observe its development. We are concerned lest the later symptoms appear several days after the sudden death of poultry at the scene," he said.Manado (North Sulawesi Reuters) - North Sulawesi Provincial Health Office observe the two boys suspected bird flu in the village of Kanonang, District Kawangkoan, Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi Province.

"There are two three-year-old boy and 12 years, but both had to go home to his village. We are still observing to see the development of a sequel," said Head of Controlling Health Problems (FMD) Diskes North Sulawesi Province, dr Lampus Jemmy, in Manado, on Friday.

He said the two boys was observed after feathered friends around him died suddenly and unexpectedly have a fever.

However, after referral to the hospital Prof. Kandouw, Malalayang, Manado City, the two do not show signs of having criteria as suffering from bird flu.

"But we will continue to observe its development. We are concerned lest the later symptoms appear several days after the sudden death of poultry at the scene," he said. He said if the signs of infectious bird flu in humans that is heat or fever with body temperature above 38 degrees unexpected Celsius, there was coughing, and shortness of breath.

"If it is so, the victim will be examined and isolated, then carried out in accordance with the procedure fixed handling up to tamiflu pemberia. Now, we are still awaiting results of further observations of the unexpected," he said.

He explains, post-poultry died suddenly, then the relevant agencies do not occur so that preventive measures are increasingly widespread transmission.

"Animal Husbandry Department has done a step further, including the culling of poultry owned by residents and closed the entrance and exit traffic poultry trade," he said.

) 20-01-2012 16:59:30

Several #Birdflu suspects in North Sulawesi #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

Bird Flu Attack! Chickens and Ducks 2740 Destroyed
- Saturday, January 21, 2012 5:38 pm
Bird Flu Attack! Chickens and Ducks 2740 Destroyed
Officers Tribe Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries during the control and culling poultry at one home in Jalan Tebet In the West, South Jakarta, Tuesday (10/01/2012). Control routinely done to anticipate the outbreak of bird flu virus dipemukiman citizens.
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, TONDANO - Shocking, bird flu virus (H5N1) that is very deadly if contracted in humans, was endemic in the region Kanonang Kingdom, Western District Kawangkoan, Minahasa regency. A number of residents who allegedly exposed to the virus was rushed to hospital and 2740 chickens and ducks dimusnahan, Friday (01/20/2012).
. Culling thousands of chickens made of Agriculture and Livestock of North Sulawesi Province began at 08.00 pm. Residents voluntarily bring their poultry, including eggs to extermination sites, around the Village Hall Kanonang.
Yobby Warangkiran (61), residents Kanonang II said that since last few weeks of each one of his chickens died suddenly. Total chicken that had died at around 20 head. Only a few small chickens are still alive.
"The incidence of chickens died suddenly had occurred from late December 2011. Until now there are chickens that died suddenly," he said.
Yetty Paendong (47), another resident mengatakkan, his chickens began to die since Christmas and going on until last week. According to him, as long as it is approximately 50 tail of his chickens had died suddenly. Every day there are about four or five chickens that died.
"My chickens usually die during the night. When there is in the cage, the chickens began to fall and die. We got confused why this occurs," he said
Head Distanak North Sulawesi Province, Johanis Palenewen said, according to procedures for handling bird flu, if there is one area of ​​bird flu infected poultry, all poultry population in the area must be destroyed.
"Culling of poultry has been within the rules. We found no positive poultry infected with bird flu, poultry populations so that all must be destroyed. This is done to break the spread of bird flu virus," he said.

Scientists Agree to Delay Controversial Bird Flu Research #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

January 20, 2012       

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) — Scientists agreed Friday to a 60-day moratorium on controversial research into a modified avian flu virus that has been shown to be more transmissible among mammals.
Although the investigators believe their research has a public health benefit, they acknowledge the fear of some governments and others that the genetically altered virus could escape from labs and infect people or fall into the hands of bioterrorists.

This fear has caused a highly unusual debate among governments and scientists over the benefits and risks of the research.
Some scientists and biosecurity experts worry that such a mutated virus could trigger a human pandemic that might rival the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918-1919 that killed an estimated 20 million to 40 million people worldwide.
In a letter appearing Jan. 20 in the journals Nature and Science, 38 researchers, including Yoshihiro Kawaoka from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Ron Fouchier, from Erasmus University in the Netherlands, explained that their research with ferrets has already shown that the virus can be genetically manipulated to make it easier to transmit among mammals. No research has been done with humans because it would be unethical.
“No experiments with live H5N1 or H5 HA reassortant viruses already shown to be transmissible in ferrets will be conducted during this time. We will continue to assess the transmissibility of H5N1 influenza viruses that emerge in nature and pose a continuing threat to human health,” the scientists wrote.
Ferrets are useful research animals because they transmit viruses much the same way humans do.
The research is being temporarily stopped, the scientists said, because they need additional time to share with the scientific community the research’s benefits to governments and public health organizations should the virus mutate naturally.
There’s also the need to discuss “solutions for opportunities and challenges” arising from..

Indonesia Health Minister Suspected Bird Flu Immune Drug

Hat-tip FluTrackers

Friday, January 20, 2012
Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih suspect in Indonesia has occurred the possibility of resistance (drug resistance) to the drug oseltamivir.

The hypothesis was made based on the presence of some positive victims of bird flu in Indonesia are still died despite oseltamivir have been given early.

"I suspect that the oseltamivir resistance has occurred in Indonesia. That is why the death rate of bird flu patients here reaches more than 80% when oseltamivir was given, " said Minister of Health at a press conference after the ministerial coordination meeting to discuss bird flu on Friday (20 / 1), in Jakarta.

He said, there may exist a specific gene in the H5N1 virus in Indonesia that caused the H5N1 virus in Indonesia is more virulent than the H5N1 virus that is in another country.

"Honestly, I was curious as a former researcher with the possibility of the existence of this gene,"
he said.

If there is resistance to oseltamivir, Indonesia no longer has a drug to counteract the spread of the H5N1 virus. Because, oseltamivir is the only drug that can kill the flu virus, although with certain prerequisites and conditions.

In the market, oseltamivir sold under the brand Tamiflu.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Egypt-Examination of poultry to meet the virus mutated infectious bronchitis "IB" #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

20 - 01-2012

Devices began the General Authority for Veterinary Services traffic poultry farms all over the country to withdraw samples from the birds and laboratory examination of the central control of poultry production on the status of agricultural research. In order to identify the new virus isolated I.B, which affects the respiratory tract of poultry, and completely destroys the intestines, causing the deaths of 51% of the herd at least an annual loss of more than one billion pounds, led to the closure of about 4 and the demobilization of thousands of farm employment.Scientists at the Institute of serums and vaccines Abbassiya colleges and universities Veterinary Medicine and specialized institutes and private companies to discuss the epidemiological situation of the disease, and discuss the possibility of manufacturing a vaccine Egypt. Confirmed Dr. Suhair Hassan, head of preventive medicine services, veterinary formation operations room to monitor the situation. And warned Dr. Mohamed Shafie, Vice President of the Federation of the danger of creeping mass of population to the poultry farms, which loses a job safety requirements.

Livestock disease alert in North East #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

..bird flu is already there but not in this report
Published on 20 Jan. 2012 12:45 AM IST
The region that consumes 50 per cent of the country’s pork is staring at an outbreak of classical swine flu and a host of other dreaded livestock diseases in the coming two months, experts have predicted.
The project directorate on animal disease monitoring and surveillance, Bangalore, has warned that four livestock diseases, including haemorrhagic septicaemia, black quarter, foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever, will hit the Northeast in February-March.

The directorate, which is under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, uses a unique software under the national animal disease referral expert system which can predict outbreak of diseases in a particular state in the next two months.

“The forecasting is based on retrospective disease data and weather-based disease forecasting models using different techniques,” H. Rahman, project director at the Bangalore centre, told The Telegraph. Data of the last 25 years has been considered for the current forecast.

The director has predicted that haemorrhagic septicaemia, black quarter, foot-and-mouth disease may occur in Meghalaya and Mizoram.
Foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine flu have been predicted in Assam for February and March and haemorrhagic septicaemia in March.

Rabies has been predicted in Nagaland and Meghalaya. “Necessary steps are being taken to inform the state governments regarding the availability of such prediction to help them initiate suitable control measures,” he said.

“Forecasting/forewarning of the diseases will not only help in their prevention and control through timely vaccinations but also helps in taking steps to arrest the spread of the disease to other parts of the region,” he added.

“If we can prevent all these diseases, farmers’ income will increase,” Rahman said, adding that the diagnostic facilities in the region are not very satisfactory.

Livestock, especially pig and poultry, is a key livelihood ingredient in the Northeast.A study conducted by the International Livestock Research Institute in 2007 found that there was an increase in demand of livestock products in the region.
In Nagaland, the demand for pork has increased from 15 to 25 per cent over the past seven years. It has been estimated that 25 per cent of the pig population in the country is in the Northeast, 80 per cent of indigenous families keep a few pigs (generally two to three) and that the region consumes 50 per cent of the country’s pork, according to Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

“Accurate information about the health status of animal population is critical in the fight against livestock diseases and this forms the basis for initiating disease control strategies through optimal utilisation of meagre funds, veterinary resources and manpower,” Rahman said.

Prediction, however, is only the beginning of the battle. “A large majority of farmers in Northeast do not get access to good veterinary facilities. If diseases hit the livestock of the farmers, it is a big loss for them,” said Rameshwar Deka, scientific officer at the Northeast office of International Livestock Research Institute in Guwahati.

Bhubaneswar-Flu prompts bird count #H5N1 #BIRDFLU


Bhubaneswar/Balasore, Jan. 19: The forest and environment department today conducted another survey of water fowls in Mayurbhanj covering all the 21 water bodies in the district.
The count, the second this year after the January 8 survey, was considered necessary in view of the bird flu threat in the district. At least one poultry sample from Bahanada in Betnoti block of the district had been found to have the H5N1 virus earlier.
Divisional forest officer Bijay Kumar Panda told The Telegraph: “We wanted to check the health of individual birds, but did not find anything alarming as not a single case was detected with a possible bird flu infection. However, we are yet to compile the numbers. They will be available by tomorrow morning.’’
For the census, four teams have been formed for three of the territorial ranges — Baripada, Karanjia and Rairangpur — headed by the respective DFOs. Experts in the field have been assisting them.
“The water bodies will be the focus of the survey. Of the total population, about 90 per cent are migratory birds that visit these water bodies during winter,” he said. Around 25 species of migratory birds have been spotted in the forest area of Mayurbhanj this season.
Pratyush Mohapatra, representative of the World Wildlife Fund, and two zoologists from North Odisha University have also been engaged to monitor the programme as experts.
“The census has been undertaken under international treaty Ramsar Convention primarily to assess the number of migratory birds visiting the district during winter. We will record their duration of stay, habitat and breeding,’’ said S.M.T. Rehman, DFO of Karanjia.
The report would be submitted to the principal chief wildlife warden. In Odisha, only two places — Chilika and Bhitarkanika — are recognised to have migratory birds, he said. “The feedback received, so far, has been encouraging and we will submit the report to the authorities concerned after compilation,” said regional chief conservator of forests Anup Kumar Nayak.
The culling of poultry birds within 3km radius of Bahanada, the epicentre of avian flu in Mayurbhanj, progressed for the second consecutive day today. Till this afternoon over 3,500 birds were culled by 10 rapid response teams.
While 1,679 birds in nine villages were culled yesterday, teams are still operating in the same villages. According to sources in the animal resources development department, 1,697 layers, 38 broilers, 20 ducks were culled, 203 eggs and 1kg of poultry feed were destroyed today by 1.30pm. The compensation amount was also disbursed to the affected farmers on the spot.
The bird flu control room at the fisheries and animal resources development department said that till today 1,273 crows had died across the state. Reports say 117 deaths were added today. While 12 districts were added to the list of suspected bird flu incidents, Jharsuguda became the 13th with the death of more than four crows in the district. The state government sent 394 samples today to the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory for screening of H5N1. 

FAO skeptical of H5N1 attack on crows #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

UN experts sceptical of H5N1 attack on crows
- 2-day workshop on influenza threats; animal lab in Kanke on anvil

The lethal avian influenza virus H5N1 may not be responsible for crow deaths in Jharkhand, a team from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations said on Thursday.
The observation is in direct contradiction of lab reports from Indian Veterinary Research Institute’s (IVRI) Bareilly centre, which after testing dead crow samples last December issued an H5N1 alert.

Paul White, the officer-in-charge of the FAO team currently touring Jharkhand, insisted that if the virus were indeed H5N1, it would have spread to other animals and also human beings. His claim is contrary to a theory of possible mutation that can restrict a viral strain to a particular species.
“It is hard to digest that H5N1 is responsible for crow deaths (more than 4,000 scavengers have died across Jharkhand in the past three months). The birds died of attack on their brains, which can be because of some disease in this particular species of scavenger, old age or toxic contaminants. We are studying it all,” White, who is in the state for the third time in quick succession, said. He added special teams were spending time in Jharkhand to understand the local ecology in a better way.
The UN organisation on Thursday kicked off a two-day technical workshop for veterinary professionals and experts from four neighbouring states in eastern India — Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and Chhattisgarh. The aim is to train them on ways to identify influenza threats and deal with them.
Director of animal husbandry department A.G. Bandopadhyay said 35 doctors from Jharkhand, five from Chhattisgarh and 10 from Bihar were attending the event. “Representatives from Odisha could not join us today because of a flu outbreak there,” he added.
The training also assumes importance for Jharkhand as the state is soon expected to boast a state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratory for animals.
“A BSL (biosafety level) 2 lab is coming up in Kanke, which will be on a par with international facilities. Construction is over and we are in the process of installing high-end equipment,” Shailendra Tiwari, a scientist in the animal husbandry department, said.