|"Bird flu? I know nuthink about bird flu!!!"|
January 15, 2013
Government asked to assign a special status outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus Clade 2.3.2 as a national epidemic because it is contagious in 12 provinces and caused nearly half a million dead duck. Moreover, this type of bird flu virus also potentially infectious to humans.
"The bird flu virus H5N1 Clade 2.3.2 was an outbreak in 12 provinces and has caused more than 420 thousand ducks died. Total loss is estimated at Rp 115 billion. Government should immediately establish a special status as a national epidemic outbreaks," said Vice Chairman of the Party Gerindra Fadli Zon in Jakarta, Tuesday (15/1).
Fadli who is also Secretary General of the Association of Indonesian Farmers version Prabowo said, besides causing loss to farmers duck, bird flu virus this type of potentially infectious to humans, as has been reported in China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh.
Fadli said, returning the bird flu outbreak should also be the subject of correction government, especially the Ministry of Agriculture in conducting security controls on the circulation of poultry in Indonesia. "Could be, less control poultry farm service entrance. All birds coming from abroad should be checked and strictly supervised. If this has been done, but the virus can still get in, do not close the possibility of illegal poultry trade from abroad," he said.