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Friday, September 24, 2010

Indonesia : Tulungagung, East Java - Bird flu in backyard chickens

From the ever reliable Ida at Bird Flu Information corner, a report on the outbreak of bird flu in Tulungagung, Indonesia :

" Tulungagung : Avian influenza or bird flu H5N1 broke out in Tulungagung, East Java. The possible cause is unstable weather, said Tatik Andayani, the Head of Animal Health Division, Tulungagung Livestock Service.

Until now two bird flu cases had been reported attacking local farms. One case was identified in Dusun Doropatung Desa Doroampel Kecamatan Sumbergempol, last Thursday, which had killed 23 backyard chickens.

Second case occurred in Desa Pinggirsari Kecamatan Ngantru which killed 45 backyard chickens."

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