Mother and Child Bird Flu Suspects
October 29, 2011

Badung: Suspected of having bird flu, a mother and child from Banjar Pande, Abiansemal, Badung, Ni Nyoman S. (42) and Ni Kadek S. (10), on Saturday (29/10) yesterday were treated at Sanglah Hospital. Both were treated intensively in the living bird flu Sanglah Hospital. Both patients were referred from the Hospital Ship, Friday (28/10) and then, at 15:32 pm by ambulance.

According to the Head of Public Relations Sanglah Hospital, dr. Kadek Nariyantha, the patients present with complaints of fever and coughing. Although referred to the status of suspect bird flu, the history of contact with poultry remains unclear. Meanwhile, the lab results for the two patients are still not yet out, so the patients are treated in accordance with SOPs handling of bird flu. It is said, the second condition of the patient is still stable. That is, the patient had no fever or coughing again.

With the receipt of two bird flu suspect patients, origin Abiansemal, Badung, at Sanglah Hospital, then throughout the year 2011 the total number of bird flu suspect patients who received approximately 20 people, two of whom tested positive for bird flu and eventually died.

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Infected with Bird Flu
Infected with Bird Flu
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Prabumulih-Afian outbreak of bird flu or influenza (AI) began to spread in the region Prabumulih city. In recent days, dozens of chickens died suddenly of H5N1 virus (bird flu virus carriers).

The presence of chickens infected with bird flu was discovered after a resident of RT 1 and RT 2 Petai Village Children, Northern District of Prabumulih reported that their chickens died suddenly. The team of animal and veterinary public health (Kesmavet) Department of Agriculture, Plantation, Forestry, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (PPKPP) Prabumulih city then perform the examination.

“Having checked with the rapid test method, was tested positive for bird flu. We calculate the exact number yet, but have not been many dozens just the tail, “kataKepala Office Hj Hanunah PPKPP Prabumulih city yesterday. Once confirmed infected with bird flu, officials and then destroy the chickens owned by residents by means of burnt and buried.

Furthermore, in order not to spread the virus, officials injected another ayamayam with vaccines against bird flu. “Until now the chickens are positive there is a new bird flu in Petai Children’s Village, District of North Prabumulih. However, because the transmission is very fast, we do anticipate as soon as possible so as not to spread to other chickens, “he said.

Hanunah added that other measures to prevent transmission to other animals, it will do the spraying with disinfectant substances into the cages of chickens owned by residents. He also asked residents to temporarily not release pet birds. “We request that the belonging ayamayam residents temporarily grounded or not removed from the cage, especially after the spraying,” he explained. Head of Section (Kasi) Kesmavet Office of the City PPKPP Prabumulih drh Gustina Nora explains, the characteristics of chicken bird flu disease is usually seen lethargic and colors on the crest often membiru.Selain blood spots also appear on the skin that are not hairy like a leg bone, and there is mucus in the stools.

“If you see a chicken with these characteristics, should not be consumed,” he remembers. A few months ago had hit the bird flu virus in District Four in the City Prabumulih. As a result of the attack such diseases, hundreds of chickens owned by residents died suddenly.

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Bird Flu But Still Threatens Government’s Anticipation
October 28, 2011

TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Chicken is still a favorite food of Indonesian society. Take for example when we celebrate the religious holiday.

It was often present in chicken meat and chicken curry opor form, even fast food restaurants that provide chicken meat on the menu spread
everywhere.

Data from the Ministry of Agriculture noted that in one year produced 600 million chickens. These production figures are always a surplus. For example, the need for poultry in August 2011 at 244,710 tonnes, where the number production by 246,291 tons, and some 78 tons to be exported, so there is a surplus of 4688 tons.

“Indonesia does not need to import chicken meat again because domestic production is still insufficient to meet national needs” said Ahmad Suryana, Head of Food Security, Ministry of Agriculture.

But on the other hand there is a looming threat to poultry production in Indonesia. Until mid-2011 there were still cases of birds infected with bird flu died. For example, in District Banyuresmi, Garut regency, West Java, recorded six villages affected by bird flu virus since mid-January 2011. The number of dead chickens infected with bird flu since 1375 reached the tail. Then, about 4,000 chickens died suddenly was found in Gunung Mas, East Barito, Joyless Kingdom, North Barito, and Palangkaraya in late May 2011.

Most of the dead birds are chickens. Is bird flu still a threat to food security Indonesia? Due to the high number of deaths of poultry in different regions in 2003, the Government then anticipated by establishing institutions of national bird flu control commission, chaired by Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare in 2004. The Commission is coordinating with 13 other ministries plus the Chief of TNI, Police and Red Cross
Indonesian.

“In handling food, we comply with the institutional system, under Regulation 28 of 2004 on safety, quality and nutritional food. It is established that the regulatory and or determination of requirements, and retail food safety standards administered by the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) , while in terms of setting and / or determination of fresh food safety requirements administered by the Department of Agriculture, “said Ahmad.

The Government has 9 strategies in dealing with virus outbreaks. Strategy is (1) Improved biosecurity, (2) vaccination of infected areas, (3) depopulation are limited and compensation, (4) traffic control poultry products, (5) monitoring and tracking of return, (6) filling the cage; (7) stamping in newly infected areas; (8) public awareness, and (9) monitoring and evaluation.

“Currently the handling of food security in the homeland has been carried out in accordance with accepted standards and in accordance with the rules correctly, both nationally and internationally,” said Ahmad Suryana.

In other words, Ahmad wanted to say that the operational safety of foods including poultry industry is considered safe. The Committee is intended for prevention in terms of health and food distribution were made from the chicken, is a form of training for veterinarians specializing in poultry field. The program is in collaboration with the private sector.

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