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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Indonesia : The threat of bird flu re-emerged

Translated report from Wawasan Digital :

" Mertoyudan : The threat of bird flu (Avian Influenza (AI)) in Magelang regency, allegedly re-emerged, due to extreme weather. The spread of AI virus occurred in seven districts, each Ngluwar, Grabag, Secang, Mungkid, Borobudur, Kaliangkrik and Pakis. Last place in the region Mungkid, carrying at least 30's chickens, belong Sunarti, residents Ngrajak, Mungkid District, died suddenly of AI virus.

From the results of rapid test (rapid test) against a number of chickens were reported dead suddenly, all positive AI. "The number of chickens died suddenly reported from seven districts, as many as 556 chickens and 1508 quails chicken. After the tests, the results are all positive, "said Head of Animal Health, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (Peterikan), John Mauglapy, yesterday.

Increased threat of AI virus attacks, according to him, among others, triggered by climate change are quite extreme. "Weather like this now became a favorite with the AI virus to multiply. So the fair this year more cases. Last year 11 cases, 17 cases now, "said John."

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