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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Indonesia : South Sulawesi ::: Bird flu outbreaks in Kabupaten Pinrang, Sidrap, and Parepare

From Ida at Bird Flu Information Corner, excerpt :

" Livestock and Fishery Service of Kabupaten (municipal) Sidrap, South Sulawesi strengthened livestock traffic control from Sidrap borders: Pinrang-Sidrap, Parepare-Sidrap, Wajo-Sidrap and Soppeng-Sidrap. This is to prevent disease introduction to Sidrap from other area, mentioned Head of Livestock and Fishery Service of Sidrap, HM Abd Azis. So far, Azis and team are still investigating whether thousands of chickens death in Sidrap was caused by bird flu virus.

Livestock and Fishery Service of Sidrap until now recorded about a thousand of chicken which had suddenly died. The most casualty was recorded from Kelurahan Kadidi.

Separately from Kabupaten Pinrang, Head of Agriculture and Livestock of Pinrang, H Syamsu Sulaiman stated they had done disinfection in entire sub-districts and depopulation of hundreds of bird flu infected chickens. Livestock service also isolated the infected areas, Sawitto, Tiroang, Paleteang, Mattiro Bulu, and Lanrisang.

Pinrang’s Head of Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health, Dr Elvi Martina, described bird flu diagnosis was done by clinical observation, necropsy and rapid test. Negative result should be re-checked by laboratory test in Maros (Veterinary Disease Investigating Center –adm-)."

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