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Indonesia: 2013 saw decline in number of H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

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    Tahun lalu, Kasus Flu Burung di RI Turun 13,9%
    M. Taufiqur Rahman - Jum'at, 14 Februari 2014, 17:17 WIB

    Google translation:

    Last year , in the Indonesian Bird Flu Cases Down 13.9 %
    M. Taufiqur Rahman - Friday , February 14, 2014 , 17:17 pm , JAKARTA - The government said last year a significant decline in the case of bird flu ( avian influenza or AI ) , if in 2012 there were at least 546 cases of the 470 cases in 2013 , down only 13.9 % .

    Based on the team's report Participatory Diseases Surveillance and Response / PDSR ( Rapid Response Unit Team / URC ) of the Ministry of Agriculture said as many as 2,751 villages in 2007 tested positive for AI , dropped to 1,390 in 2011 alone . This trend continues in 2012 recorded only 546 cases and in 2013 became only 470 cases .

    Director of Animal Health Directorate General of Livestock Ministry of Agriculture Pudjiatmoko said AI is a disease of animals that are transboundary diseases ( cross-border ) and has become endemic in many countries . Indonesia has become a pandemic virus since 2003 .

    " Distribution of the outbreak of this virus for a year showed a seasonal pattern . Most of these cases occur when the rainy season or wet season , " he said , Friday ( 14/11 ) .

    It is clear that Indonesia has made efforts Pudjiatmoko back free of this disease . One effort that does is give bird flu vaccine free of charge to small farmers .

    In addition, it is working for small farmers also apply the principles of biosecurity in livestock . According to him , these simple steps can minimize the potential for developing the disease .