Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bird Flu, Chicken Dead Sidrap 184 171

Medan Tribune - Thursday, July 21, 2011 14:18, Makassar - South Sulawesi Deputy Governor of reviewing a chicken farm in the village of Bulo, Sidrap District on Thursday (21/07/2011).

In this village found about six thousand chickens died of bird flu virus. Currently, mentioned bird flu outbreak has spread to the east the district who was allegedly Sidrap through the air.

In addition, Agus also mentioned reviewing mousetrap in the fields. Deliberately contrived this trap farmers who often feel the pests that attack the rice field rat in the region Watang Sidendreng.

Data obtained from the DVO Sidrap as reported by the Bureau of Public Relations and Protocol of South Sulawesi, said the cases of avian influenza that occurred in 11 districts as Sidrap District, from April-July 20, 2011.

As a result of bird flu as many as 184,171 who died suddenly tail, consisting of chicken eggs as many as 125,605 animals, 40,005 broiler tail, and free-range chicken as many as 18,561 birds.

While the assistance received for the handling of these cases as much as 2120 liters of disinfectant.

This assistance comes from the district as much as 650 liters, the Provincial Government (Provincial) of South Sulawesi through the state budget as much as 1350 liters, and PDSR (remaining stock owned by the FAO) as much as 120 liters.

"For the rapid test kits as many as 50 sets of the South Sulawesi Provincial Government, and the AI ​​as much as 1 million vaccine doses as well as from the provincial government," said Head of Ranch South Sulawesi, Murtala Ali, who accompany Agus.

In the post-death, according to operating standards, together with local government agencies continue to conduct training to farmers in the area

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bird flu still has the potential to become pandemic

Published On: July 21, 2011
JAKARTA: Avian influenza (bird flu) is still one of the threats to the pandemic in the world, especially if the mutation occurs later, and new strains arise which can be transmitted between humans. Incident reports of avian influenza in poultry, continues to exist in Indonesia. The latter case is encountered in Sidrap, South Sulawesi, and also in several other areas.
"The incidence of bird flu in humans in our country is already declining sharply. Throughout 2011 until this July there are 7 cases in humans, "said Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health (P2PL) Ministry of Health, via email, today
Tjandra said that cases of AI in poultry in Indonesia was first discovered in 2003 in the District. Pekalongan, Central Java, and Kab. Tangerang, Banten.
Furthermore, the first case of AI in humans in Indonesia are found in June 2005 on a father and son in Serpong - Tangerang Banten. From then until July 2011, there have been 178 cases of AI in Indonesia, scattered in 13 provinces.
The government, he said, continue to roll out a campaign to anticipate, be alert and make preparations for the possibility of a pandemic.
Tjandra yesterday opened a new model of harmonization of the activities of advocacy meetings epidemiologic and virologic surveillance of influenza (H5N1 and other influenza sentinel based in Jakarta.
In addition to vigilance against the pandemic, he said, to note the importance of health promotion activities to the community, conduct epidemiological surveillance to determine disease trends and tendencies, and actions to be done.
"You should also involve and utilize all existing systems, and then harmonizing together. Do not always need to establish a new system again throughout harmonization can run either, "he said.
Avian influenza is a zoonotic disease, transmitted from animals (in this case birds) to humans. "That means close cooperation between health officials and farm officials, is one of the key handling," he said. (MMH)

Toddler Allegedly Infected with Bird Flu

Wed, Jul 20th 2011, 09:52
* Expert: Transmission Through Intermediaries Pigs
BANDA ACEH - The boy a year old, Fais Mulfi Mubarak, has been treated in the space of three days of bird flu treatment Zainoel Abidin General Hospital (RSUZA) Banda Aceh. Toddlers origin Ulim district, Pidie Jaya (Pijay) was allegedly hit by bird flu virus (H5N1).

Chairman of the doctors in RSUZA bird flu, said Dr. Maimunah, Fais was admitted to hospital on Sunday (17 / 7), after referral from the RSU Sigli. Faiz initial symptoms experienced a high fever that day. "When I first entered the condition of his fever reached 39 degrees Celsius," said Dr. Maimunah answering reporters yesterday.

Accompanied by two members of the physician, Dr. Anwar and Dr Sidqi Nurjannah, Maimunah said to ensure that young children exposed to bird flu virus or not, they've sent the results to the laboratory diagnosis Faiz patients in Jakarta, but until yesterday there has been no result. "That was sent to Jakarta is swab the throat and nasal swabs of patients," said Maimunah.

He said Faiz suspected of bird flu virus, because in addition to suffering from high fever, according to both the victim's parents, before his son's fever, a number of his chickens and chickens in Ulim tetanganya's sudden death.

"And based on test results of the Office Party Animal Health of the chicken first in Pijay parents Faiz's death, the cause of bird flu virus. Faiz's mother also happened to be at the Puskesmas doctors Ulim, might know these symptoms so that the child was immediately taken to the hospital, "said Maimunah.

Maimunah urged other communities, if you have the same thing, like chickens died suddenly, then there is a fever, then immediately examined by a doctor. "While the chickens that died suddenly it should also be checked the Department of Animal Health," pleaded Maimunah.

Microbiology expert at the College of Veterinary Medicine Unsyiah, drh Fachrurrazi, explains, the process of transmission of avian influenza virus from poultry to humans may not necessarily happen immediately, it should be through the intermediary of swine.

"The H5N1 virus from infected chickens to pigs should be moved first and then moved back to the chicken. This is where the mutations occur subsequently transmitted to humans. Without any intermediary pigs, there would be no problem with humans, "he explained.

It is also the reason why a virus attack is often heard in Medan, North Sumatra, which is culturally very different from side to Aceh which forbids pork. "Therefore, if there is a positive patients in Aceh, bird flu, well worth exploring before, whether he was ever in the field or not, because that's where the possibility of virus attacks," the professor said this FKH.

Suspected Bird Flu, Toddler Treated at RSUZA

Banda Raya - 20 July 2011
L Harian Aceh Banda Aceh - Faiz, toddlers ages one-year, intensive care in a special room handling bird flu patients Zainoel Abidin General Hospital (RSUZA) Banda Aceh. The boy from Ulim, Pidie Jaya, was suspected of having H5N1 virus (Bird Flu).

Bird Flu Team Coordinator RSUZA, dr. Maimunah, Tuesday (19 / 7) said, Faiz his parents first brought to the Hospital Sigli. "But it can not be handled there," he said.

Based on the stories of parents Faiz, continued Maimunah, a few chickens die every day in a row, from Thursday to Saturday last week in their homes and neighbors.
Even so, he added, because of the limitations of medical devices, patients suffering from bird flu has not been ascertained. Although the Office of Pidie Jaya Pertenakan been doing checks on one of the chickens died, and the result is positive of H5N1.

"Wipe (mucus) throat, nose, and blood of our patient was sent to Jakarta, now just waiting for the outcome", said dr. Maimunah. Daily observations of Aceh, patients suspected of having bird flu is still being treated exclusively by handled by two doctors, including Dr. Sidiq and dr. Nurjannah led directly dr, Maimunah.

"The condition of the patient now started better, his body temperature of 39'C is now close to normal, hopefully it'll be better condition," said Maimunnah.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Livestock, poultry smuggled from China into Vietnam grew more

Updated: 18/07/2011 21:54

(Inspector) - It has been identified as leaders of the Animal Health Department (Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development) made ​​way 18/07/2011.

According to statistics, from 9 to 15/7/2011, the country did not occur to an outbreak of avian influenza, foot and mouth disease and blue ear does. However, the import of livestock, poultry and meat and poultry tends to increase.

Accordingly, Vietnam imported 6,436 cattle live-quota across the border from Cambodia and 755 cow through the ranks from Thailand, smuggled 170 tons of pig slaughter across the border of Lang Son and smuggled 4 tons of chicken waste across the border of Quang Ninh province in China.

Along with that is imported 7,967 tons of cattle meat, frozen poultry through the ranks from the United States, Canada, New Zealand ... (which include meat and poultry 83.7%; 8.9% buffalo meat , cows, goats, sheep; 5.6% and 0.8% is pork organs of cattle and poultry).

Along with the imported products, in the past week has 12,000 pigs (approximately 900 tons of pork) are transported from the southern provinces in the northern provinces for slaughter for domestic consumption; 8,854 pigs milk (equivalent to 54 tons of pork) and transported to the North for slaughter for export ...

Department of Animal Health Leadership identification, cattle prices, increasing domestic poultry so cattle, poultry import quota from other countries into Vietnam in the week higher than other months. Notably, the import quota of cattle across the border also increased more with cattle, poultry smuggled from China into Vietnam and transported from the southern provinces in the North has increased more compared to May 6 / 2011.

Vietnam: H5N1 Virus Clade 2.3.2 Appears, Vaccine Almost No Effect

For avian influenza, according to the latest experimental results of the Veterinary Department, is clade 2.3.2 virus branch danger has been present in our country. This new branch virus currently circulating across much of North, Central Coast and Highlands alternative to the old 2.3.4 branch virus. With this branch of avian influenza virus, after the virulent intensity, had 100% mortality within 3 days and 20% of the ducks died within 7 days. So can see, this new branch is toxic to the virus and less toxic chicken with duck, while the older branch of avian influenza virus can kill 60 to 70% duck.

Especially this new branch virus has rapidly transformed and developed into two tributaries, with major differences in antigen.
Tributary of a widely circulated in almost every province and two tributaries only detected in two provinces of Nam Dinh and Thai Binh.

More worryingly, the experimental results of the Veterinary Department of the validity of the H5N1 vaccine-Re5 shows the effect of protection against new virus is very low branches, almost no effect.
The bird flu vaccine used in our country mainly imports, which, mostly from China. To prevent avian influenza virus clade 2.3.2 This new branch, at present, China is studying the H5N1 vaccine-Re6, but so far no experimental results.

Currently, the development of livestock and poultry is increasing to meet market demand. However, the type of dangerous diseases such as blue ear pig, bird flu ... always threatens to recur at the facility, the farm at any time. Solutions to disease prevention for livestock and poultry breeding has as biosecurity, vaccination vaccines, nutritious foods to enhance resistance of livestock ... The key is vigilance and initiative of the animal in coping with the disease to livestock development stable and sustainable. /.

Vietnam: Avian influenza #H5N1 outbreak in Phu Tho 2 People Monitored

Phu Tho Veterinary Bureau said that from 10 - 16.7, in the commune government, Ha Hoa district appear poultry mortality at 12 farms in 5 / 7 administration of the communal areas, killing 1,454 poultry.

Soon after the discovery, the provincial Veterinary Bureau to coordinate with the Ha Hoa district direct branches and localities in the district implement zoning measures, stamping fluids and sample specimens. Test results from the Veterinary Diagnostic Center Central show, the two samples tested were positive for avian influenza virus serotype H5. Currently, in the second, cooperative government, where bird flu has two people with symptoms such as fever, runny nose, chest pain being sent home monitoring and treatment in hospital province.

Before this situation, a Regional Animal Health Center and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Phu Tho and direct inspection of local zoning, put in place a translation service and high-risk areas and organize health checks for people, especially some who are sick should be isolated and monitoring, timely medical care; advocating people not to panic, do not hide the epidemic and guide the farmers to take measures sterilization, disinfection, quarantine sick birds, dead bird disposal; provide the commune of pesticides, spraying machines and support the establishment of three key quarantine, in order to minimize the situation spread of disease.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bird flu appears in the Public Social (Ha Hoa)

Sunday, 17/07/2011 10:26 GMT +7

PTO-From 10 to 16-7, in the commune the Public (Ha Hoa) is the state bird of mass death. Disease occurred in 12 farmers in 5 / 7 Administrative Region of the commune, killing 1,454 birds.
Specifically, in the second, Mr. Hoang Van Dung family killed 500 460 children in the herd ducks; Nguyen Thi Thai family killed 100 chickens and ducks. In zone 5, the household Qu Van Ninh, Tran Duc Phuc, Do Van Nghi Phung Manh Hung killed a total of 500 chickens, ducks and thousands. Dead poultry prior to sharing the clinical symptom is moody, fatigue, poor appetite, manure, and some human poliomyelitis, hemophilia, pale body.

Leaders of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and People's Committee of Ha Hoa district test phosphorus source epidemics triggered by the Industry.
Social vets receive supplies, tools epidemic.
Poultry quarantine checkpoints of a spray disinfection means out area.
Flock house 200 children Qu Van Ninh (zone 5) in captivity on the stinger of death, the young half hour only.

Flu vaccine production to double


Global production of seasonal flu vaccine is expected to double to 1.7 billion doses by 2015, with 11 new manufacturers coming onstream in developing countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

If a new influenza pandemic erupts, the world's projected 37 vaccine makers could potentially triple their annual production of trivalent seasonal vaccine to make 5.4 billion doses of pandemic vaccine, the United Nations agency said.

But the actual amount would depend on the yield of the virus grown in the egg - disappointingly low for H1N1 - and how much adjuvant - which stretches the active ingredient - is used in pandemic vaccine, experts said.

''The estimate is by 2015, if all projects that are currently going on get to successful implementation, we would have something around 1.7 billion doses of seasonal vaccine,'' WHO assistant director-general Marie-Paule Kieny told a briefing after experts held three-day talks.

"In making pandemic vaccine you have a multiplication by a factor of three.''


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