Thursday, January 10, 2013

Indonesia: #H5N1 Clade

Could Bird Flu Virus Transmitted to Humans from Ducks

Since it was found in October 2012 to Tuesday (8/1), bird flu virus subgroup 2.3.2 has spread in 69 regencies / municipalities in 11 provinces. The virus has caused 242,000 ducks died in Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Bali. In fact, on December 26 a new virus that killed 150,000 ducks in 50 districts / cities in nine provinces.

Deputy for Health, Population and Family Planning at the Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare Agustiono Emil said, poor traffic control inter-regional and inter-island trade ducks make flu rapid spread of bird duck. Officers transportation agencies and veterinary centers in the area have the authority to inspect poultry entering an area. "If good traffic control birds, should not spread as quickly as this," he said.  

Azhar added that the bird flu virus in ducks can move to the other birds, such as wild duck and chicken. The virus is transmitted through snot and dirt ducks. This virus can be carried by air and water to spread everywhere. If the virus is spread to commercial poultry, certainly very high economic losses. Increasing number of variations of the bird flu virus that attacks a variety of birds, the government is certainly more difficult to control. 

 Moreover, if the virus is transmitted to humans. Not only detrimental to the economy, said Emil, it can threaten the security of the country.

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