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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Indonesia

by 5m Editor
12 March 2004, at 12:00am

INDONESIA - This is a Follow-up report (No. 2) via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in Indonesia.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Indonesia - INDONESIA - This is a Follow-up report (No. 2) via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in Indonesia.

See also: 6 February 2004

Information received on 4 March 2004 from Dr Sofjan Sudarjat, Director General of Livestock Services, Department of Agriculture, Jakarta:

End of previous report period: 2 February 2004 (see Disease Information, 17 [6], 30, dated 6 February 2004).

End of this report period: 24 February 2004.

New outbreaks:

Location No. of outbreaks
West Java province 2 districts
Central Java province 5 districts
Yogyakarta province 1 district
East Java province 12 districts
Lampung province 6 districts
Bali province 1 district
West Kalimantan province* 2 districts
Total 29 districts

* newly infected province

Description of affected population in the outbreaks: mostly layer/breeder hens.

Total number of animals in the outbreaks:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
avi 20,200,000 ... 1,500,000 ... ...

Diagnosis:

A. Laboratories where diagnosis was made:

- Disease Investigation Centre Region IV, Yogyakarta;

- Disease Investigation Centre Region V, Banjarbaru;

- Research Institute for Veterinary Science, Bogor.

B. Diagnostic tests used:

- agar gel precipitation test;

- haemagglutination inhibition test;

- pathogenicity test;

- RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase - polymerase chain reaction);

- electron microscopy;

- DNA sequencing.

C. Causal agent: highly pathogenic avian influenza virus type A, subtype H5N1.

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 12th March 2004

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