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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Indonesia : Maros, South Sulawesi - Bird flu widespreads in 10 regions

From Ida at Bird Flu Information Corner, excerpt :

" Veterinary Disease Investigation Center, General Directorate of Livestock in Maros reported ten regions in South Sulawesi tested positive bird flu H5N1 infection according to the research conducted from January to July 2011, said spokesman of Veterinary Disease Investigation Center in Maros, Affendi.

Of 2,404 birds tested, over 100 of them were positive bird flu H5N1. The samples came from Kabupaten (municipality) Bantaeng, Takalar, Makassar, Palopo, Pinrang and Maros. The virus had also been found in Kabupaten Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi.

It is unclear whether the virus has spread to Sidenreng Rappang (Sidrap), Parepare, Gowa and Enrekang, said Affendi, as the laboratory has not examined the samples of dead chickens recently occurred in those areas. Officers in field have got rid of the dead poultries, but until now they have not sent the samples to Maros laboratory."

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