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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Indonesia : The entire region of Central Java endemic bird flu

Machine translated article via Kompas :

" Following treating bird flu patients at the Hospital Dr. Kariadi Semarang, Animal Husbandry Department formed a team of bird flu handling fast motion. The first step they do is map the endemic areas of bird flu, with the rapid test.

The result, 32 birds from hundreds of in-test samples, positive for H5N1 virus. According Whitono, Head of Animal Husbandry Department of Central Java Province, the figure is actually quite small. Poultry population growth in Central Java reached 125 million chickens per year.

"Birds that tested positive for bird flu is spread over 35 districts / cities in Central Java. But the last one we found was in Brebes," said Whitono, Thursday (2/2/2012) at Bhakti Praja Ghradika buildings, office complexes Governor of Central Java. Based on a rapid test , concluded, all areas in Central Java categorized as endemic bird flu. In endemic areas, when entering the rainy season, bird flu in poultry numbers increased rapidly."

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