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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Indonesia : Luwu Timur, South Sulawesi - 24,000 birds die of bird flu

From Ida at Bird Flu Information Corner, the report indicated 24,000 birds dead due to bird flu. 24,000 is not a small number, let's hope there will not be human cases involved in the near future in the affected areas.

" Malili : Avian influenza or bird flu H5N1 attacked Kabupaten (municipal) Luwu Timur, South Sulawesi. At least twenty-four thousand birds in nine sub-districts, Kecamatan Wotu, Burau, Tomoni, Mangkutana, Tomoni Timur, Kalaena, Malili, Angkona and Wasuponda had been infected.

So far, the virus is not transmitted to human.

Data of Agriculture, Horticulture and Livestock Service of Luwu Timur noted the infected birds were layer, broiler and native chickens.

Bird flu test was done by rapid test and confirmed through laboratory examination of Veterinary Disease Investigation Center (Balai Besar Veteriner) laboratory in Maros.

Regional government had done control measures by burning the infected chickens, disinfection and activating bird flu control points in each sub-district."

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