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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Indonesia : 80% Poultry Shelters in Jakarta Infected by Bird Flu

Machine translated article from Tribun News, with minor editing done by myself :

" Jakarta residents should be wary of consuming chicken because 80 percent of shelters where poultry are stored are infected with avian influenza virus.

Until now undertaken efforts to address this issue by Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo is still very minimal.

Head of Operational Office Indonesia-Dutch Partnership on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI-IDP), Ivo Claassen, said, based on surveillance in some poultry shelter facilities in Jakarta and the results of research conducted in 2007 and repeated again in 2009, showed 80 percent of the houses shelter these birds infected with avian influenza virus.

"The results of this study we have given to the government of DKI Jakarta. This became the basis for restructuring. But for some reason, the improvement was not so done. So, the situation has not changed," said Ivo told the press at the close of the IDP-HPAI project on Wednesday (11/02/2011).

According to him, in fact the source of the virus exists outside of Jakarta. However, the virus was brought to Jakarta for the distribution system that is not true that birds spread the Jakarta area."

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