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    Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 8:26 pm
    Researcher: Prevent H5N1 with Animal Swap
    Red: P Putra Manggala Yudha
    Republika / Throne Aidilla

    REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SURABAYA - Researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) Airlangga University (Unair) Surabaya Prof. Dr. drh Chairul Anwar Nidom MS propose solutions to the government to prevent the spread of H5N1 or bird flu virus with an animal exchange, ie swapping poultry goat.

    "If the government still continuing the vaccination program, the scope of each province should reach 70 percent, whereas in Java is not more than 5 percent," he said when confirmed in Surabaya, East Java, on Monday (31/5).

    He said, based on the data obtained, the vaccination program in East Java province reached 4 percent, Central Java (Central Java) as much as 1.3 percent, even in West Java (Jabar) was only 0.3 percent.

    "In fact, in every province, the agency in charge of handling the vaccine is not the same. Only the highest in East Java, which is 12 institutions. However, in general the vaccine is not effective," said Chairman of the "Avian Influenza Research Center" (AIRC) Airlangga University.

    In addition, he suggested that if the government is not able to implement a vaccination program. Poultry exchanged with goats or other animals, can be the right solution.

    "The government could redeem goats or other animals for people who have chickens, because the source of H5N1 are at sector IV, ie people who have birds as much as 1 to 1,000," he explained.

    According to him, removing poultry in society can break the chain and prevent the occurrence of the bird flu virus. By doing so, the government will not feel overwhelmed in the vaccination program continuously.

    "Ideally these vaccinations need five times the lifetime of vaccines for poultry, but in fact to all vaccine dose is still lacking. Then the new ideas, such as replacing poultry with goats emerged as a solution to the government to press the case of bird flu," he said.

    Technically, he continued exchange birds to other animals could be arranged, such as the number of goats is equal to how many chickens, because less effective vaccination program.

    "When we examined the case in Banyuwangi, Lamongan, Bandung and Jakarta, appears a new structure that is more like infecting people, so the government must be alert to the new findings," he said.