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Indonesia Increases Government Readiness to Prevent Bird Flu Outbreaks and Pandemic

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  • Indonesia Increases Government Readiness to Prevent Bird Flu Outbreaks and Pandemic

    Alert, bird flu has entered extraordinary case
    By Arif Wicaksono - Thursday, December 27, 2012
    | 19:02 pm
    JAKARTA. The outbreak of the bird flu virus attacks the birds lately has been quite alarming.
    Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said bird flu had entered this time the status of extraordinary events (KLB) in poultry in Indonesia.

    But he stressed that the status of outbreaks in poultry have not spread to humans. "For a human outbreak yet because the number of cases is still small," he told Cash, Ministry of Health office, Thursday (27/12).
    Nafsiah said, has not been found in cases of human death for the bird flu virusclade new. However, we also can not be relieved because in some countries, the bird flu virus clade have caused new human deaths, such as in China and Hong Kong.
    Today (27/12), he held a coordination meeting related cases of bird flu in conjunction with the Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare (Menkokesra), Minister of Health, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Communications in the office of Ministry of Health, Jakarta...

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    Increase Government Readiness Prevent Bird Flu Pandemic

    Friday, December 28, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    The Government is increasing the control of avian influenza preparedness in the region and across the state to prevent the outbreak or pandemic.
    Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare (Welfare) Agung during a closed meeting about bird flu in the Ministry of Health (MoH), Kuningan, South Jakarta, Thursday (27/12) said that, so far bird flu or novel H5N1 clade 2.3.2 , there could potentially be spread to humans.
    This disease had just come on the creature poultry ducks and waterfowl.
    Agung said, there are still many other issues that become obstacles in overcoming this disease, among them the compensation fund for the depopulation of poultry is still not available, the H5N1 vaccine in poultry and humans that have not produced a maximum.
    "Traffic Monitoring illegal poultry trade is still lacking and local government institutional capacity to prevent zoonosi not optimal," said Agung.
    To break the chain of transmission of bird flu, the government has tried to stop the import of poultry origin were terindkasi Austarlia transmitted diseases in an attempt antisispasi. In addition, the government was strengthening the dissemination to the public in anticipation of the disease can be transmitted to humans.
    Closed meeting to discuss anticipated spread of bird flu was attended by several ministries include the Ministry of Communications (MOC) EE Mangindaan, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) Tifatul Sembiring, Minister of Agriculture (Agriculture) Suswono, Health Minister (Menkes) Nafsiyah Mboi.