Thousands of bird flu infected chickens died in Pinrang
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Makassar, Seruu.com - Bird Flu or H5N1 virus attacked chickens in virtually all chicken farms in the district centers Pinrang, South Sulawesi.
Recorded no less than 2000 farmer's chickens died suddenly in the past week.
Based on info from the Animal Husbandry Department and the local health office, the worst outbreak of avian influenza are being attacked in the Village Tellumpanua, District Suppa, Pinrang. This region, has about 1000 chickens in the past week.
"On average 100 to 150 birds per day chickens die in our place suddenly," said Andi Iqbal Tanri, local government officials. He added that those chickens that died did characterized by mucus from the mouth and a purple comb. According to Iqbal, it had been an early suspect if their chickens die of bird flu virus.
"It was our suspicion here that after going through a rapid test that states died of the H5N1 virus positive," said Iqbal again. On his own initiative, the chicken farmers were forced burn the chickens if found dead. Because they are concerned, the virus spread to other areas. In addition, farmers also quite intense spraying disinfectant on chicken cages. [HSB]