Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Avian Bird Flu in Indonesia might be spreading

Might Avian Flu be spreading back West Timor?

West Timor is located in the East Nusa Tenggara province (Map link: www.fallingrain.com/world/ID/18/Kupang), the capital of Indonesia and has not had a reported infection of avian flu since 2005.
However, in the past two weeks thousands of chickens have expired in Kupang, located in W. Timor. The East Nusa Tenggara
Husbandry Agency Unit head of the animal health, Maria Geong, said on Tuesday, November 6th (2007) that 7000 chickens had died in Kupang in the last 2 weeks. Local authorities are fearing avian influenza as the cause.

Source: The Jakarta Post, Wednesday, November 7th, 2007


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