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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Indonesia : Suspected bird flu outbreak in Pacitan

Translated article from Republika :

" Suspected outbreak of bird flu re-emerged in a number of areas in Pacitan, East Java.Head of Animal Health in the Department of Food and Farming Pacitan, Fathur Rozi, Wednesday said that currently there are two villages which have been confirmed infected with the deadly virus that usually attacks the avian residents.

"The information that we received while and have been followed up there around 150 chickens owned by residents in the Village and Village Nanggungan Ploso, Pacitan District, died suddenly. A similar case also we find in the Village Jatimalang, District Arjosari at about the same time," he asserted.

According to him, the institute has conducted preparedness by setting up a number of vaccine and disinfectant fluid in sufficient quantity."

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