Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

Indonesia: Avian influenza virus hits West Nusa Tenggara

13 December, 2004

Avian influenza has broken out in several parts of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB - eastern Indonesia), killing thousands of birds in the provincial capital of Mataram.
The Mataram agriculture and animal husbandry office said that more than 20,000 birds, or 43 percent of the poultry population in 10 out of the 23 subdistricts in the city, had been infected by the Avian Influenza virus. Authorities in Mataram, the capital of Lombok island, are distributing some 250,000 doses of vaccine to farmers in the worst-hit area to control the spread.