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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Backyard Poultry to be Eliminated in Jakarta Amid Bird Flu Concern
INDONESIA - Backyard poultry keeping will be shut down in Indonesia's capital Jakarta by 2017 as part of efforts to prevent avian influenza.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Father, Child Die of Bird Flu in Greater Jakarta
INDONESIA - Two residents in Tangerang, Banten, allegedly died of the avian influenza H5N1 last week.
The head of the Tangerang Food Resilience and Agriculture Agency, Iis Aisyah Rodiyah, said the residents were a 40-year-old man and his two-year-old child.
Jakarta Post
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Suspected Bird Flu Hits Ducks in Indonesian Province
INDONESIA - Many duck raisers in Bandung regency, West Java in Indonesia have suffered big losses after thousands of their ducks suddenly died recently from what is suspected to have been the avian influenza virus, also known as bird flu.
The Nation
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Indonesia Works to Prevent Avian Influenza
INDONESIA - Government efforts are being made to fight the avian influenza virus in Indonesia after the severe hammering the poultry sector took in 2003.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Monday, June 02, 2014
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Suspicious Poultry Culled in South Jakarta
INDONESIA - The Maritime Affairs and Agriculture Agency’s South Jakarta office has exterminated more than 6,000 chickens, ducks and other birds netted in raids during the first half of the year on suspicion of carrying the avian flu (H5N1) virus.
The Jakarta Post
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Study Looks at Improving Bird Flu Vaccination in Indonesia
INDONESIA - Improving vaccination to eradicate highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in Indonesia is the focus of a new PhD thesis at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Indonesia Reports Bird Flu Death
INDONESIA - A 31-year Indonesian woman has died from avian influenza in outskirts of Jakarta, the health ministry said Monday (18 November).
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Second Indonesian Bird Flu Death Reported This Year
INDONESIA - The Ministry of Health, Directorate General of Disease Control and Environmental Health has announced a new case of H5N1.
The victim was a 28-year-old man from Cibitung in Bekasi in West Java Province. He died on 27 September.
The cumulative number of bird flu victims in Indonesia since 2005 now stands at 194 cases, including 162 deaths.
Flu Trackers
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Bird Flu Vaccine Failures in Indonesia Investigated
INDONESIA - Delegates at the 150th annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently heard about the emergence of a strain of the high pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus in Indonesia that are resistant to vaccines.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Development of Bird Flu Facilities Should Continue: Minister
INDONESIA - Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi hopes the development of health facilities for bird flu control, which were temporarily halted due to alleged corruption, can continue as they are needed to contain the spread of the contagious disease.
The Jakarta Post
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Indonesia Fears Shuttlecock Shortage Due to China Bird Flu
INDONESIA - Badminton-crazy Indonesia is concerned a deadly bird flu outbreak could claim an unlikely victim — the shuttlecock — officials said Tuesday after the government banned imports of Chinese duck feathers.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Indonesia to Produce 10 Million Doses of Bird Flu Vaccine
INDONESIA - Indonesia will produce about 10 million doses of avian influenza vaccine for ducks in February following the death of hundreds of thousands of the birds in Java island in recent months.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Indonesian Bird Flu Outbreak ‘Has Only Infected Ducks’
INDONESIA - Indonesian health officials have downplayed concerns over a fresh outbreak of avian influenza which has killed some 160,000 reared ducks since September 2012.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Indonesia Plans to Manufacture Bird Flu Vaccine for New Strain
INDONESIA - The Indonesian government plans to produce bird flu vaccine for a new strain of the virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of ducks in Java island, a minister said Thursday, 10 January.
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Regions Warned of New Strain of Bird Flu
INDONESIA - Most regions across the country have now begun taking measures in anticipation of the spread of a new strain of the avian flu virus which has killed thousands of ducks over the past few months.
The Jakarta Post
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Govt to Stop Poultry Imports from Australia
INDONESIA - The government has decided to stop the import of poultry from Australia following notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about infectious diseases affecting poultry in the country.
The Jakarta Post
Friday, December 28, 2012
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Indonesia Puts a Stop on Australian Poultry
INDONESIA - The government has decided to stop the import of poultry from Australia following notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about infectious diseases affecting poultry in the country. The death has been announced recently of the 192nd human victim from bird flu in Indonesia, following large outbreaks of the disease in ducks.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Indonesia Culls Ducks to Stop Bird Flu
INDONESIA - Indonesian Agriculture ministry has culled 112,000 ducks for having new strain of bird flu viruses in the country, official said.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Friday, December 14, 2012
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Bird Flu Alert in Indonesia
INDONESIA - Indonesian authorities have stepped up bird flu monitoring after thousands of poultry have died on Java island in recent months, officials said Wednesday, 12 December.
Bangkok Post
Friday, August 10, 2012
Indonesia - Bird Flu News Avian Influenza – Situation in Indonesia – Update
INDONESIA - The Ministry of Health has notified WHO of a new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.
The case is a 37 year old male from Yogyakarta province. He developed fever on 24 July 2012, was hospitalized on 27 July and died on 30 July.
To date, the total number of human influenza A(H5N1) cases in Indonesia is 191 with 159 fatalities, eight (all fatal) of which occurred in 2012.
World Health Organization
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Avian Influenza

(aka bird flu, avian flu) is caused by a type of influenza virus that is hosted by birds, but may infect several species of mammals. It was first identified in Italy in the early 1900s and is now known to exist worldwide. A strain of the H5N1-type of avian influenza virus that emerged in 1997 has been identified as the most likely source of a future influenza pandemic.Strains of avian influenza virus may infect various types of animals, including birds, pigs, horses, seals, whales and humans. However, wild fowl act as natural asymptomatic carriers, spreading it to more susceptible domestic stocks.

How to Recognise Avian Influenza
What to look for
  • Ruffled feathers
  • Soft-shelled eggs
  • Depression and droopiness
  • Sudden drop in egg production
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cyanosis (purplish-blue coloring) of wattles and comb
  • Edema and swelling of head, eyelids, comb, wattles, and hocks
  • Green diarrhoea
  • Blood-tinged discharge from nostrils
  • Incoordination, including loss of ability to walk and stand
  • Pin-point hemorrhages (most easily seen on the feet and shanks)
  • Respiratory distress
  • Increased death losses in a flock
  • Sudden death
  • Nasal discharges
For more detail in avian influenza in poultry click here
Poultry Vaccination

Poultry Vaccination as a strategy for controlling AI in commercial birds

Outbreaks of avian influenza in the poultry industry cause devastating economic losses and is generally controlled through extensive culling of infected birds. Alternative strategies also use vaccination as a supplementary control measure during avian influenza outbreaks.

.Advantages of Vaccination
  • Vaccination reduces susceptibility to infection.
  • A higher dose of virus is necessary to infect the vaccinated birds.
  • Vaccinated birds shed less virus.
    - Decreased contamination of the environment.
    - Decreased risk of human infection
  • Used strategically vaccination compliments a stamping out strategy by slowing/stopping the spread of the virus
For more information on poultry vaccination see:

Avian Influenza (Fowl Plague) is a potentially devastating disease, predominantly of chickens and turkeys, although the virus can also affect game birds (pheasants, partridge and quail), ratites (ostrich and emu), psittacine and passerine birds.

Avian Influenza is caused by an orthomyxovirus, or influenza virus and can survive for considerable lengths of time outside of the host and birds are infected through contact with other birds, mechanical vectors such as vehicles and equipment and personnel travelling between farms, markets and abattoirs.

Precautionary requirements include cleaning and disinfection of premises and the establishment of a Biosecurity barrier to help prevent spread of disease is essential.

For more information on biosecurity see the links below

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