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    MoH: There Is No Citizens Infected by Bird Flu Variant New
    SUNDAY, 23 DECEMBER 2012 21:41,
    Jakarta - The Ministry of Health claims a new type of bird flu virus is coded 2.3 undiscovered infectious in humans. Director of Animal Borne Disease Control (P2B2) Kusriastuti Rita Health Ministry says most of the victims are still coming from the old type virus. However, Rita added that the Ministry of Health asked the public remains wary of this virus. "December 12 has sent a circular letter from the director general of the health department P2PL to all over Indonesia to be aware of this, the existence of a new type. To alert if transmitted to humans reported immediately, because to this day does not exist, has not been found in humans, clade 2.3 The 9 deaths that old case, the last case in Bogor that old viruses, 2.1,

    "Rita said a new type of bird flu virus has attacked tens of thousands of ducks in Java. Now, the virus has spread to Lampung. Ministry of Health noted in the last 9 months died from the bird flu virus.

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    Reported H5N1 Clade 2.3.2 Mutation Occurs in 10 Countries

    Sunday, 23/12/2012 - 19:34
    JAKARTA (AFP). - Mutation of bird flu virus (H5N1) has become clade 2.3.2 in poultry, except in Indonesia have also been reported in 10 countries. These countries include Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong.

    "Although there are many cases in ducks that do not necessarily occur in human cases," said Director General of MOH Tjandra Yoga Aditama P2PL in a statement in Jakarta, Sunday (23/12).

    He said that so far, no humans in Indonesia infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus this new clade. The 9 cases of bird flu in Indonesia in 2012 that the U.S. five years, North Jakarta, January 2012, K 19 years, South Tangerang, in February 2012, DWM, Badung, in February 2012, MV, 24 years old, Bengkulu, in February 2012, D 17 years , Lombok, in February 2012, MA, 2 years, Pekanbaru, KK April 2012, 8 years, Karachi, in June 2012, and AW, 38, Sleman, in July 2012 also IT, 4 years, Bogor, November 2012.

    "In light of the case of Sleman, according to Ministry of Agriculture lab results of rapid tests and PCR negative in poultry," he said.

    Based on these cases, Tjandra Yoga asserts that none of the cases were infected with clade 2.3.2, these cases are the H5N1 strain of the foregoing. It suggests the number of cases so far this 2012 decreased when compared to its peak in 2006. Where in 2006 there were 55 cases, 42 cases in 2007, 24 cases in 2008, 2009 21 cases, 9 cases in 2010, 2011 12 cases and in 2012 there were 9 cases.

    However, a number of awareness and anticipation is already done them through circular No. DG P2PL PM.01.01/D/II.1/1709/2012, to the area, so be aware if there is a large amount of poultry deaths, prevent and control the possibility of human contact with poultry deaths in large numbers.

    "Had it no close human contact with poultry deaths in large numbers, it will be done well handling procedures, checking logistics, coordination and monitoring and reporting when there are developments that need to be watched," he said.

    Various provincial surveillance officers have also been asked to increase alertness, coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture to monitor developments, as well as with relevant experts and any existing development and scientific materials are always deployed to the affected areas and coordinate with international organizations.

    DG P2PL recently in An International Consultative Workshop, Gain-of-Function Research on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Viruses held at the Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland USA. H5N1 mutation was also discussed, but the principal concern now is the occurrence of mutations in poultry, not humans.

    On the occasion, he also expressed the importance of collaborative research conducted related research developed bird flu. It is said, that the people in the country of origin of the virus also received clear information about what research is done.

    "With the virus from Asia, it is important collaboration between researchers, to expand the horizons and research capabilities that the existing research is not solely to scholarly, but can be used for public health in the areas with the virus," he said. (Kominfo / A-89) ***