Transmission of Bird Flu Virus

November 2, 2011

Palopo: Palopo City Health Department held a socialization on how to prevent transmission of influenza virus (H5N1). Socialization of avian influenza to poultry farmers took place in the conference room at Palopo City Health Office, Monday, October 31. The socialization was opened by Palopo City Health Office Secretary, Dr. Iskandar Ishaq MKes who presented drh Burhanuddin of Agriculture and Livestock (Dispernak) as speaker.

Drh Burhanuddin explained that the bird flu is a contagious disease among animals, both poultry and pigs, caused by influenza virus (H5N1). This virus can infect humans.

”The method of transmission is from poultry to poultry and from poultry to humans through mucus and feces of sick birds. Also, it can spread through the air contaminated by the H5N1 virus from sick poultry droppings,” he said.


Conditions of Seven Bird Flu Suspects Improved

November 2, 2011
Jember: The condition of seven patients with suspect bird flu in New Coral Village, the Village of Shiloh, Shiloh District, Jember regency, East Java, who were treated at local community health centers (health centers) has gradually improved. Shiloh Health Center officers, Yulia Maryana, Wednesday, said the seven bird flu “suspect” patients have been given the cold medicine and their conditions have gradually improved, so they are no longer hospitalized in clinic isolation rooms.

“All seven patients had been allowed to return to their homes. Some patients were already working, while pediatric patients has been actively following learning activities in school,” he said.

A total of seven residents complained of new flu pain at Orchard Karang after 89 chickens at a local village tested positive for bird flu virus. According to Yulia, the seven bird flu suspect patients are currently only outpatients, but the clinic has not been able to confirm whether the seven residents are free from bird flu virus or not.

“Nose and throat swab samples of bird flu suspect patients were examined in the laboratory of East Java provincial health offic,e and the results have not come down,” he explained.

A number of East Java provincial health office staff, he added, planned today to go down to the scene of suspect bird flu in New Coral Hamlet. While the head of the New Reef Village, Joko, said the number of chickens that died suddenly due to bird flu were as many as 89 tails, and no more.

“We did not find additional monitoring and chickens infected with bird flu because it was done by spraying disinfectant by the Jember Animal Husbandry Department,” he said.

He hopes that the bird flu virus only attacks birds and no new Coral Hamlet (residents) who have contracted the H5N1 virus.


A Kalijaga Villager is a Bird Flu Suspect

November 3, 2011
East Lombok: A resident of East Lombok Regency is an unidentified bird flu suspect. The resident is WN, 20 years old, from the Hamlet Village Rai Kalijaga Aikmel District. The victim has been referred to the Regional General Hospital (Hospital) Dr R Soejono Selong after getting treatment at the health center Aikmel Selong.

Chief Medical Officer of East Lombok, H. Suroto SKM, Tuesday, 1 / 11, reported the finding of one resident who has been affected by bird flu. This is seen from the symptoms shown as high fever without stopping, sore throat as well as other symptoms. Based on these indicated symptoms, it was concluded that WN had bird flu disease. Moreover, the location of the victim’s house is very close to the location where a number of chickens died suddenly without cause in the region Kalijaga. Currently the victim has been referred to intensive care at the Provincial Hospital in Mataram.

With the finding in the East Lombok community affected by a bird flu suspect, there are necessary precautions in order to not to have victims again, including activities to promote socialization to the community about the causes of transmission of H5N1 so that people become more understanding of the actions that must be done later.


The Condition For Seven Patients “Suspect” Bird Flu In Jember Improved [East Java]

November 02 2011 18:06:59
The writer: Zumrotun Solicha

Jember: the Condition for seven patients was expected (suspect) bird flu in the Karang Baru Hamlet, Silo Village, Silo Subdistrict, Jember Regency, East Java, that was treated in the community health centre (puskesmas) local gradually improved.

The official of the Silo Community Health Centre, Yulia Maryana, on Wednesday, said the seven patients “suspect” this bird flu has been given flu medicine in stages and his condition has improved, so as no longer underwent treated inpatient in space of the community health centre isolation.

“The seven patients have been permitted to come to their respective home. Some patients have worked, whereas children’s patient already active joined the studying activity in the school,” he said.

Totalling seven residents of the Karang Baru Hamlet complain about was sick flu, after 89 chickens were in the local village stated positive infected the bird flu virus.

According to Yulia, seven patients suspect bird flu at this time only underwent treated outpatient, but the community health centre side still could not confirm whether seven residents were free from the bird flu virus or not.

“The sample swab the patients’ nose and throat suspect bird flu was still being checked in the Health Service laboratory of Provincial Government East Java and results did not yet descend,” he explained. Several officials Dinkes Provincial Government East Java, continued he, today planned to descend to the location of the incident suspect bird flu in the Karang Baru Hamlet.

While the Head of the Karang Baru Hamlet, Joko, said the number of chickens that died suddenly as a result of being attacked by bird flu totalling 89 tails, and not having the addition again.

“We have carried out the monitoring and were not found by the addition of the chicken that infected bird flu because of being carried out by spraying disinfectant by the Livestock Service of Jember,” he said.

He hoped this bird flu virus only attacked to the poultry and did not have the resident of the Karang Baru Hamlet that infected the virus H5N1 this.


80% Of The Poultry Reception In Jakarta Infected By Bird Flu – on Wednesday, November 2 2011 11:44 WIB

Tribunnews.Com, Jakarta: the Jakarta Resident ought to be on the alert consumed the chicken. Because, 80 percent place of the poultry reception showed was infected by the virus avian influenza.

Until currently handling efforts that were carried out by Special Capital District of Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo related this problem was still being very minimal.

Head of Operational Office Indonesia-Dutch Partnership on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (IDP-HPAI), Ivo Claassen, said, was based on the supervision in several facilities of the house of the poultry reception in the Special Capital District of Jakarta and results of the research that was carried out in 2007 and was repeated again in 2009, showed 80 percent of these houses of the poultry reception were infected by the virus avian influenza.

“Results of this research have been given by us to the Special Capital District of Jakarta government. This was the foundation to carry out the restructuring. But because of several reasons, the improvement still has not been carried out. So, his situation did not yet change,” said Ivo to the press in the closing of the project of IDP-HPAI, on Wednesday (2/11/2011).

According to him, actually the source of the virus was outside Jakarta. However, the virus was carried to Jakarta because of the distribution system of the untrue poultry so as to spread the Jakarta territory.

“This the problem of the chain of the marketing that must receive the handling immediately,” he explained.

Chairman Unit Restraint and Control the Avian Influenza Ministry of Agriculture, M. Azhar said from results of the research of the Special Capital District Regional Government has been given by the recommendation.

One of them made Regional Regulations about the ban put the living poultry into Jakarta. In the field of his realisation was to make the integrated abattoir.

“The Special Capital District made Regional Regulations restructure the chain of the poultry market although not yet the optimal road. His strategy the place of the piece of the poultry be relocated so as more was easy the supervision and reduced the risk, at this time was striven for,” he stressed.