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Bali provides 24-hour medics in anticipation of ebola The health office of Bali Province has provided a round-the-clock medical team in Ngurah Rai International Airport to anticipate the possibility of Ebola virus transmission coming from the passengers, an official said here on Monday.

Posted in Health @ 11 August 2014 19:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boyolali claims leptospirosis outbreak The Boyolali district, Central Java, said there was a leptospirosis outbreak following the death of five residents from the deadly disease in the area.

Posted in Health @ 16 April 2014 23:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police hunting down four suspects in Riau`s land fires Police are hunting down four people suspected of setting fire to forested land in Riau province. "The four people who are now put on the polices wanted list are investors and sellers of conservation areas," Chief of the Riau Provincial Police Brig. Gen. Condro Kirono said here on Friday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 07 March 2014 11:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Victims due to haze to receive compensation The Ministry of Social Affairs will provide compensation for a haze victim who died in Riau province, according to National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Syamsul Maarif. "The amount of the compensation will be decided later, after holding coordination discussions with the local government," the BNPB chairman said here on Thursday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 07 March 2014 09:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jayapura district to be free of malaria by 2026 The Jayapura district administration is committed to eliminating malaria in three phases, as part of the "Malaria-Free Jayapura District 2026" program. The first phase is the malaria control intensification program (2010-2016), the Head of Jayapura District Mathius Awoitauw said here on Saturday.

Posted in Health @ 01 March 2014 16:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Riau forst fire hot spot multiplied 150 times forest fire hot spots in Riau have multiplied 150 times, from 64 on Sunday (Feb. 23) to 1,234 on Monday, across eight districts and cities, as detected by Terra and Aqua Satellites, BMKG stated.

Posted in Forest fires @ 24 February 2014 13:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven people die of dengue fever in Semarang At least seven people were reported to have died of dengue fever during the first three months of 2013 in Semarang, Central Java.

Posted in Health @ 04 April 2013 13:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sampang conflict settlement needs courage Courage is required to settle a religious conflict in Sampang, Madura, East Java province, said Waluyo, a senior official at the Social Affairs Ministry. Two Muslim siblings, Tajul Muluk and Roisul Hukama, began to fight, which resulted in a religious conflict in the area. We have to find a solution, he said on Tuesday.

Posted in Violence @ 01 January 2013 16:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Severe drought takes victims in Pekalongan Long drought began to leave its mark with 1,800 people of the regency of Pekalongan, Central Java, hit by acute infection in respiratory tract.

Posted in Health @ 18 September 2012 10:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister Dahlan Iskan hospitalized in Singapore due to fatigue State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan has been hospitalized at a hospital in Singapore since Sunday (September 9), after he complained of fatigue.

Posted in Politics @ 11 September 2012 13:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Health Ministry to set up more than 1,400 posts for travellers The Ministry of Health has planned to set up 1,468 health-care posts, with at least 65,000 paramedics, for home-bound travelers during Id-ul-Fitr, according to a minister.

Posted in Ramadan @ 09 August 2012 21:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Aussie health warning for Bali tattoo parlors A number of Australian media outlets are warning of a threat of HIV infection from having a tattoo in Bali. The warning comes after Western Australia’s Department of Health issued a health warning confirming a Western Australia man had contracted HIV after a visit to a Bali tattoo parlor.

Posted in Health @ 28 December 2011 10:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UN warns new strain of bird flu is spreading in Asia The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday urged heightened preparedness and surveillance against a possible 'major resurgence' of Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus is spreading in Asia and elsewhere.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 August 2011 20:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Specialists: Antibiotic use 'excessive' in Indonesia Use of antibiotics has reached an alarming level in Indonesia, fuelled by poor diagnosis, ignorance and poor regulation of drugs, experts said.

Posted in Health @ 15 April 2011 04:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Foreigners contract Legionaires' disease in Bali At least 14 foreigners have contracted Legionnaires' disease in Indonesia's Bali island, which is the country's most visited beach resort, local media reported Sunday.

Posted in Health @ 31 January 2011 05:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sex causing most new HIV infections in Bali Bali's dramatic increase of HIV prevalence among sex workers has changed the face of the epidemic on this famed tourist destination of 3.9 million local residents, NGOs say. Earlier number showed that the prevalence among injecting drug users was most important.

Posted in Health @ 05 January 2011 06:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Statistics: AIDS in Indonesia Incidence, prevalence rates, and other statistics on AIDS in Indonesia, with Papua province being the worst affected. Figures are as provided by the Department of Health up to June 30th 2010.

Posted in Health @ 03 December 2010 02:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rabies death toll in Bali now put at 93 Bali's Rabies epidemic continues to plague the island. According to Radar Bali, a total of 93 people have died from suspected rabies spread from dog bites, despite massive expenditures and efforts to inoculate pet dogs and eliminate stray animals.

Posted in Health @ 08 September 2010 02:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ongoing problems for victims of Sidoarjo mud flow Nearly 50,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Indonesia still lack basic services and are awaiting full compensation after a mudflow destroyed homes and farmland almost four years ago.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 11 February 2010 02:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali needs a HIV/AIDS care center HIV/AIDS activist in Bali have called on Bali's administration to establish a special rehabilitation center for people suffering from the disease.

Posted in Health @ 30 November 2009 01:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Diseases strike West Sumatra quake survivors Survivors of a severe earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sumatra province have developed illnesses caused by poor living conditions, say medical workers, while shelter and food remain key concerns almost two weeks after the disaster.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 October 2009 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One more Balinese dies of rabies A resident of Kedonganan, in the South Kuta area of Badung on Bali has died as a result of being infected with rabies. However the person was treated in the Sanglah general hospital, Wayan Masri, 57, eventually could not overcome the infection which he got when bitten by an infected wild dog.

Posted in Health @ 11 October 2009 03:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


561 cases of Mexican flu in Indonesia Over the last few days, the Department of Health in Indonesia has announced almost 100 new cases of H1N1 Mexican Flu in the country. The total of confirmed infections in the country now stands at 561. The disease has now spread to 17 of the 33 provinces. Among the most recent new cases, 41 announced earlier today, were five foreigners and three of the cases have recently returned from outside the country.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 03 August 2009 07:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


362 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Indonesian authorities announced 19 more cases of H1N1 Mexican flu yesterday, putting the total number of infections in Indonesia to 362. Two of the 19 newly reported cases concerned foreigners who were traveling to the country. Six of the Indonesians had a recent history of traveling to Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands and Singapore a short while ago.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 27 July 2009 05:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Number of cases of HIV/AIDS on the rise in West Java The growth of the number of cases of HIV/AIDS in the West Java province has reached a dangerous level. The government therefore has decided that the program to prevent the spread of the disease has to get full priority as fast as possible. The provincial health services counted some 4.520 cases of HIV/AIDS in the province last March. Most infections occurred in the age group of 20-25 years.

Posted in Health @ 01 July 2009 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


AIDS is cheap in Bali as well Bali now has the unenviable distinction of having the second highest rate of HIV/AID infections in Indonesia. Based on the number of AIDS cases among every 100,000 residents, Papua is the worst affected (129.35), Bali second (33.75) and Jakarta third (30.52). According to DenPost, if viewed merely from the total number of reported cases, Bali gets ranked fifth nation-wide after, in descending order, West Java, Jakarta, East Java and Papua.

Posted in Health @ 03 June 2009 03:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One third of transvestites in Jakarta is HIV positive Thirty-four per cent of transvestites in this city are infected with HIV, a survey has revealed. According to the Biology and Behaviour Survey (STBP), the number of HIV infection among the transvestite community in Jakarta has steadily risen since 1995, when only 0.3% was reportedly HIV positive.

Posted in Health @ 18 October 2008 01:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: 'No concern over re-assortment of avian, human flu virus' Indonesia dismissed fears of a virus re-assortment between avian and human seasonal influenza strains in a 2007 human death involving bird flu infection, the country's health ministry senior official said here. Director General of Communicable Diseases I Nyoman Kandun said the possibility of re-assortment between the avian influenza virus and other flu viruses was always possible, but had not yet happened.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 March 2008 08:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Recent H5N1 viruses show no mutation in Indonesia Indonesia's health ministry said today that H5N1 avian influenza virus samples it sent to a World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory in the United States in February showed no signs of mutation, according to a Reuters report.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 March 2008 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seminar reveals figures pointing to looming menace of HIV/AIDS The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to mount in Bali with health officials now estimating some 4,000 people have died from the disease on the Island. Each day 2-3 people die of HIV/AIDS adding at least 840 new fatalities to the mounting death toll each year. Meanwhile, health activists are warning that unless issues connected with the treatments, control and prevention of HIV/AIDS receive their proper due, the illness will, as reported in the Bali Post, sweep across the island like a AIDS tsunami.

Posted in Health @ 05 March 2008 05:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 23 Another bird flu patient has died in the Persahabatan Hospital in eastern Jakarta. The victim, who is only known as R was 32 years old and passed away last Thursday evening after receiving treatment in the hospital for one week. The patient eventually died because of multiple organ failure. Before the patient was brought to the hospital there alreay was an acute lung infections which didn't improve anymore when receiving treatment.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 01 February 2008 12:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suharto develops possible deadly blood infection Ailing former dictator Suharto has developed sepsis, a potentially deadly blood infection, and the 86-year-old's heart became unstable Tuesday, his medical team said. Sepsis, characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state caused by infection, can progress to blood circulatory dysfunction and eventually death. It is considered especially dangerous for the elderly or patients in critical condition and can lead to septic shock, which has a fatality rate of more than 60 percent.

Posted in General @ 15 January 2008 08:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gravely ill Suharto improves slightly The health of Indonesia's ex-president Suharto improved Saturday, a day after he suffered multiple organ failure, as the government said it wanted to settle a graft case against him out of court. The octogenarian former president was forced to step down a decade ago after 32 years of repressive and often brutal rule in the world's fourth-most populous nation.

Posted in General @ 12 January 2008 10:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suharto losing consciousness, Kalla arrives at hospital Former president Suharto was losing consciousness, the hospital treating him said, and the Vice President had been summoned to his bedside to witness the 86-year-old's death. Suharto was losing consciousness and having difficulty breathing at 17:00 local time (08:00 GMT). on Friday, according to a statement released at 8.30 p.m. by Pertamina hospital in Jakarta where he is being treated.

Posted in General @ 11 January 2008 15:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 11 The Ministry of Health says another person has died from bird flu, raising the total toll in Indonesia to 87. A 44-year-old woman has died in the general hospital in Pekanbaru, Central Sumatra. Both samples taken tested positive for the H5N1 virus. The bird flu information center from the ministry says that the woman, who was first treated in a clinic on October 1, was moved to a private hospital in Pekanbaru the next day before being sent to the state hospital for bird flu cases.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 08 October 2007 14:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 9 A woman suspected of being infected with the bird flu virus has died in the West Javanese city of Bandung, according to a hospital source earlier today. Blood samples from the 30-year old woman have been send to Jakarta for further testing told a staff member at the Hasan Sadikin general hospital in Bandung. Two tests have to be positive before a victim is confirmed of having H5N1 bird flu.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 September 2007 15:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


10% of Bali's prostitutes HIV positive The Indonesian-language DenPost reports that HIV positive cases have increased 30% in the space of just two years. There are an estimated 4,041 people in Bali currently testing positive for HIV, up from the 3,000 cases recorded in 2005. Local experts report that new cases are dominated by infections via sexual contact, primarily via contact with female prostitutes. This is a change for past patterns of new infections when 40-50% of old cases were blamed on the share use of needles among intravenous drug users.

Posted in Health @ 09 September 2007 02:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu spread from humans to humans in 2006 In the first systematic, statistical analysis of its kind, infectious-disease-modeling experts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center confirm that the avian influenza A (H5N1) virus in 2006 spread between a small number of people within a family in Indonesia. The findings, by biostatistician Ira M. Longini Jr., Ph.D., and colleagues, will be published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Posted in Health @ 29 August 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Govt to increase AIDS funding by 400 percent, mostly for Papua Indonesia is to increase the amount of money it spends on fighting AIDS by as much as 400 percent over the next few years. The major focus will be in the hardest-hit province of Papua, according to the welfare minister. Indonesia has one of Asia's fastest growing rates of HIV, with up to 290,000 infections on a total population of 235 million. Most of these cases are related to injecting drug users and prostitution.

Posted in Health @ 20 July 2007 13:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suspects ominous H5N1 mutations Officials from Indonesia's avian flu commission said today that the H5N1 avian influenza virus may have mutated in a way that makes it more transmissible from birds to humans, but a World Health Organization (WHO) official said the WHO had seen no evidence of such a change, according to news services.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 07 June 2007 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Avian influenza; situation in Indonesia The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 45-year-old male from Grobogan district, Central Java Province developed symptoms on 17 May, was hospitalized on 26 May and died in hospital on 28 May. Initial investigations into the source of his infection indicate exposure to dead poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 31 May 2007 14:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspected bird flu death in Indonesia A women who tested positive in a preliminary test for bird fly has died yesterday, according to an official at the Health Ministry. It is required that the results of the first test are confirmed by a send one before any confirmation of bird flu can be given. This latest death can push the country's death toll to 76, if confirmed.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 May 2007 09:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu death toll climbs to 75 in Indonesia Bird flu has again claimed a victim in Indonesia; a 29-year old woman from Pekanbaru in the Riau province, died from the virus on 3 May. She was brought to a hospital on 1 May suffering from fever and respiratory problems, but died only two days later. According to the Health Ministry, two laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of the H5N1 virus, but the source of the infection is still unknown.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 08 May 2007 03:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


15-year-old girl dies of bird flu Bird flu has killed a 15-year-old girl from Jakarta today, bringing the death toll in the country to 73, an official said Friday. "The girl died Thursday," said a spokesman from the bird flu information center in Jakarta. "She has been confirmed positive for the virus by two labs." The girl was admitted to an intensive care unit. She was the 93rd confirmed case.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 April 2007 14:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dramatic increase in Bali's HIV-AIDS infections The Indonesian-language Bali Post reports that the cases of HIV-AIDS in Bali now totals at least 4,000, a 33% increase from the estimated 3,000 cases reported in 2004.

Posted in Health @ 01 April 2007 06:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


HIV population among fastest-growing in Asia The HIV population in Indonesia is among the fastest growing in Asia, officials said yesterday at the presentation of a World Health Organisation (WHO) review concerning the epidemic. Director general of the contagious diseases department of the Health Ministry, I Nyoman Kandun said HIV was spreading quickly among so-called high-risk groups and in parts of the country where health care is of low quality.

Posted in Health @ 18 February 2007 09:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 11 reactions


14 Leptospirosis patients in Tarakan hospital After the recent floods in some parts of West and Central Java, new cases of Leptospirosis rose to 14. All of the patients are in a hospital in Tarakan. Dr. Nazir, the hospital's internist told Antara News that two of the freshly admitted patients were in serious condition. He also told that most of the patients were brought in in a serious condition.

Posted in Health @ 18 February 2007 02:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 February 2007 01:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue fever kills 307, sickens over 20,000 in Indonesia A seasonal dengue fever outbreak in Indonesia has killed at least 307 people and sickened more than 20,000 others this year, health officials and local media reports said Wednesday. Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari warned of a possible major spike in mosquito-borne dengue fever cases during the next two weeks because of torrential rains last week that flooded the capital Jakarta and two neighbouring provinces.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 14 February 2007 12:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 13 February 2007 01:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten The UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports has prepared this report.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2007 01:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia, Baxter sign MOU on bird flu vaccine Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with a unit of U.S. company Baxter International Inc. on Wednesday to develop a human bird flu vaccine, as Jakarta came under fire for not sharing samples of the virus. Earlier reports of the deal had stirred controversy because it had been linked to Indonesia's decision not to share H5N1 bird flu virus samples with foreign laboratories.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 07 February 2007 09:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia asks troops to fight bird flu Indonesia has called on the military to help fight bird flu, a day after a young girl became the country's sixth victim this month. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered the military chief to deploy soldiers to help fight the disease, Cabinet Secretary Sudi Silalahi told reporters. "He called on governors, regents, mayors to be more active in leading efforts to fight bird flu in affected areas," Silalahi said after ministers held talks with Yudhoyono.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 27 January 2007 09:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia makes new efforts to curb spread of bird flu In a bid to stem a surge in human deaths from the H5N1 virus (bird flu), the Indonesian government will slaughter hundreds of thousands of backyard chickens over the next week, Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said here Wednesday. This is a new and concrete measure taken by the Indonesian government in facing with a critical situation since several bird flu patents died recently. But the policy has met with different reaction and opposition from owners of fowls.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 18 January 2007 09:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Faster diagnostic kits in Indonesia only in March With four deaths from bird flu in Indonesia since New Year's Day, the government announced that faster diagnostic kits would only be available in March. "We are expecting that this diagnostic kit will be able to detect symptoms in patients before they suffer heavy breathing," Indonesia's Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari was quoted as saying by Detik.com on Sunday. "The government will also increase the training for health officers on diagnosing and handling bird flu cases," she added.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 15 January 2007 11:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu raises its head again in Indonesia A 37-year-old woman has tested positive for bird flu in Indonesia and is being treated in a hospital on the outskirts of the capital, a Health Ministry official said on Tuesday. The case comes after a 14-year-old boy tested positive for bird flu at the weekend, the country's first new infection in almost two months.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 09 January 2007 09:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms 75th case of human bird flu infection A 14-year-old boy tested positive for bird flu in Indonesia, marking the country's first case in almost two months and its 75th overall, a Health Ministry official said. The boy is being treated at Persahabatan Hospital in Jakarta after showing flu-like symptoms on Jan. 1, Muhammad Nadirin, an official at the Health Ministry's avian flu information center, said in a telephone interview today.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 07 January 2007 09:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia claiming bird flu success as cases drop Human bird flu deaths in Indonesia have slowed markedly over the last three months - a drop local officials attributed to a more aggressive fight. But The World Health Organization said it was too soon to draw conclusions. The WHO cautioned that the fall - a rare piece of good news in the country worst hit by the H5N1 virus - did not indicate a trend and refused to speculate on possible reasons for it.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 22 December 2006 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Woman dies from bird flu, raising death toll to 57 An Indonesian woman died of bird flu early Tuesday, raising the country's death toll to 57, a hospital official said. The 35-year-old woman died after being treated for almost three weeks in a hospital in the capital, Jakarta, said spokesman Sardikin Giriputro. Health officials were still investigating the source of infection. Health Ministry tests confirmed on Nov. 13 that the woman from the city of Tangerang, on the western outskirts of Jakarta, was H5N1 positive. The World Health Organization has not confirmed the death.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 28 November 2006 16:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: 'Indonesia's bird flu cases far from a pandemic' Indonesia, which has the highest number of human bird flu infections and fatalities, was unlikely to be hit by a pandemic of the disease in the immediate future, an official has said. "We are still far from a pandemic," said Bayu Krisnamurthi, the chief executive of the Indonesian National Committee for Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (Komnas FBPI.)

Posted in Bird Flu @ 10 November 2006 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms another retrospective case of bird flu Indonesia has confirmed another retrospective case of bird flu in the archipelago nation, which the World Health Organisation said may have resulted from human-to-human transmission. The additional case brings Indonesia's total to 65, of which 49 have been fatal -- the world's highest human death toll from the virus.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 15 September 2006 11:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird Flu sweeps across Indonesia Cities in Indonesia are falling like dominos to bird flu: Garut in West Java, then Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi, then Dairi, Serang, and finally Simalungun in North Sumatra. Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city, is still unaffected, but the cause of the recent deaths of 40 chickens there has yet to be determined. Other areas have not yet reported outbreaks but it may just be a matter of time before they too fall to bird flu. In Garut, the virus first appeared in the villages of Cikelet and Cigadog, but it has since spread to other villages. The number of suspected bird flu victims continues to rise each day.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 August 2006 16:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO confirms 60th bird flu case, urges sequence sharing The World Health Organization on Wednesday confirmed the 60th case of human infection with the H5N1 strain of bird flu after a 6-year-old girl was tested positive of having the virus. In a statement, the WHO said the girl from Bekasi in West Java Province developed symptoms on Aug. 6 and was hospitalized on Aug. 11. ''She remains hospitalized but is recovering. The source of her infection is currently under investigation,'' the statement said as reported by Kyodo.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 August 2006 13:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plays down likelihood of bird flu cluster Indonesian health authorities have played down the likelihood of a bird flu cluster case in an area in West Java where at least three people have been infected with the deadly virus. A cluster case -- where human-to-human transmission occurs rather than infection through sickened poultry -- heightens the chance of the H5N1 virus mutating to become easily spread among people.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 August 2006 17:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wet markets must be cleaned up to fight bird flu Cleaning up Indonesia's popular wet markets and shifting live birds to separate sanitary locations is a crucial first step in the nation's fight against the deadly bird flu virus, an expert said. Indonesia became the nation worst affected by the H5N1 virus this week, with 44 confirmed human deaths, putting its efforts to combat bird flu under the international spotlight.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 10 August 2006 13:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian boy has bird flu, local tests A 16-year-old boy has tested positive for bird flu, health officials said on Monday, citing local laboratory results. It would take the total number of human infections in the country to 55. Additional tests were needed to confirm the results, but preliminary findings showed that the boy contracted the potentially fatal illness from sick chickens in the West Java district of Bekasi, east of capital, Jakarta.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 09 August 2006 14:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lone Indonesia bird flu survivor goes home Jones Ginting can't remember much of his battle with bird flu, and it's probably for the best. For the first two weeks, he slipped in and out of consciousness at Adam Malik Hospital. His skin stuck to the sweaty sheets as a fever raged. His arms were as rigid as steel pipes. When he did come to, he was delirious and agitated, fighting nurses who were trying to give him the antiviral drug Tamiflu. And always, always, he was struggling to breathe.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 July 2006 13:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fears of disease rise in tsunami-hit area Fears of disease grew in Indonesia's tsunami-hit areas on Saturday as thousands of people camped out in the heat with no clean water five days after the disaster that killed nearly 600 people. Several thousand people fled to camps in hills above the beach town of Pangandaran after Monday's tsunami, which displaced about 45 000 people along a 300km stretch of the south coast of Java, Indonesia's most populous island.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 July 2006 13:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


54th case of bird flu confirmed The World Health Organisation has confirmed Indonesia's 54th case of human infection of H5N1 avian flu. A 44-year-old Indonesian fried chicken vendor from East Jakarta has died of the disease.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 July 2006 14:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Human bird flu transmission proven in Indonesia Bird flu was spread directly between members of an Indonesian family in the first laboratory- confirmed case of human-to-human transmission of the lethal virus, a World Health Organization official said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 June 2006 13:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Spread of bird flu ‘likely’ by personal contact Human-to-human transmission is the most likely cause of bird flu last month in seven members of a family living on Indonesia's Sumatra Island, the country's Ministry of Health said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 June 2006 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Jakarta calls in bird flu experts amid criticism An international team of experts will this week conduct an urgent study of measures to reduce bird flu in Indonesia, as the country's human death toll continues to rise. Indonesia and Vietnam have the highest number of cases of the deadly H5N1 virus – accounting for 81 of the 123 confirmed human deaths from the virus since 2003 – and the archipelago is soon expected to account for more human cases than anywhere in the world.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 19 June 2006 09:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


WHO: Tetanus kills 18 quake survivors in Java Tetanus has killed at least 18 earthquake survivors in Indonesia among more than 50 known cases of the infection spread through bacteria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Indonesian health workers and the United Nations agency have been conducting vaccination campaigns against tetanus and measles after the May 27 quake around Yogyakarta that killed more than 5,700 people and left tens of thousands homeless.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 June 2006 14:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia probably first to report human-spread bird flu The first instances of human-to-human bird flu transmission probably occurred in Indonesia, according to a minister of the archipelago nation. Aburizal Bakrie, coordinating minister for people's welfare, said yesterday that the seven cluster cases of H5N1 positive reported last month included the first cases of human-to-human transmission. The minister was speaking at a meeting to announce a nationwide campaign to prevent an outbreak and prepare for a pandemic.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 June 2006 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird Flu campaign to start as human tally climbs A campaign to warn Indonesians about bird flu will start next week, a United Nations official said, almost a year after the virus infected the first of 49 people in the world's fourth-most-populous country. Thousands of government workers and members of social and religious groups will be involved in the nationwide effort to stem avian flu outbreaks in poultry, avoid human cases and help prepare for a pandemic, said John Budd, head of communications with the United Nations Children's Fund in Jakarta.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 08 June 2006 07:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia begins immunizations in earthquake zone Hundreds of women cradling babies and holding the hands of children lined up Wednesday as Indonesia kicked off a massive campaign to immunize more than 1.5 million people against disease following last month's deadly earthquake. “We are racing against time,” said Gandung Hermanto, head of the surveillance division at the health department in Bantul, the district hardest hit by the May 27 quake that turned ramshackle homes into piles of bricks and rubble in less than a minute.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 June 2006 07:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sanitary conditions worsen in quake-hit area Many of Indonesia's 650,000 homeless earthquake survivors are living with deteriorating sanitary conditions, forced to wash with dirty water that infects wounds and spreads skin disease, doctors said Sunday. Another peril loomed from a nearby volcano, which spewed lava and hot gases dozens of times on Sunday. There was also concern about bird flu in the quake zone, as the number of Indonesia's human deaths from the virus mounted. Some of the homeless have taken shelter in chicken coops that aid workers fear could contain the disease.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 June 2006 10:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu kills 37th victim in Indonesia The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed an Indonesian teenager who died last week was infected with bird flu, a Health Ministry official said, taking the country's total of deaths from the virus to 37. Nyoman Kandun, a director general at the ministry, said the 15-year-old boy from Tasikmalaya in West Java had had contact with poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 05 June 2006 10:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prayers in Java as looters hinder quake aid Survivors of the Indonesian earthquake have held their first prayers since the disaster after looters raided aid convoys bringing food and medicines to stranded victims. As thousands flocked to mosques across Central Java, many survivors who had spent six nights in the open were still waiting for help as trucks loaded with badly-needed supplies were ambushed en route, a disaster relief official said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 June 2006 08:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six more human bird flu cases, three fatal According to the World Health Organization, six more humans have become infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus strain in Indonesia, of which three have died. 21% of all confirmed human cases of bird flu infection so far have happened in Indonesia - 48 out of 224.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 31 May 2006 07:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Human-to-human bird flu transmission possible A family of eight people infected with bird flu in Indonesia may have passed the disease among themselves rather than individually catching it from poultry, but the World Health Organization is leaving its pandemic alert level unchanged, the agency said Wednesday. "All confirmed cases in the cluster can be directly linked to close and prolonged exposure to a patient during a phase of severe illness," said a WHO statement. "Although human-to-human transmission cannot be ruled out, the search for a possible alternative source of exposure is continuing."

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 May 2006 20:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


H5N1 kills 2 more in Indonesia Tests have confirmed that two more people have died of bird flu in Indonesia, says a senior health ministry official. One of the victims belonged to a Sumatran family at the centre of fears of human-to-human transmission after six members of the family died this month of bird flu.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 May 2006 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Possible human transmission of bird flu probed Indonesia is conducting further investigation to find out whether there was any human-to-human transmission of bird flu, although no such case has been confirmed so far, Health Ministry official said here on Monday. "The epidemiological investigation concluded so far can rule out the possibility of human-to-human transmission (of the disease)," said Director of the Animal Disease and Health Control Department Nyoman Kandun at a press conference.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 22 May 2006 20:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird Flu infects Papua province as virus moves east Bird flu was found in fowl in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, evidence the lethal virus is moving closer to the South Pacific and Australia. The H5N1 strain of avian influenza earlier this month reached the province that borders Papua New Guinea, Laurence Gleeson, an official with the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, told reporters yesterday in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta. The H5N1 virus has reappeared in Laos and may spread to Bangladesh, Gleeson said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 May 2006 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO tests confirm 24th bird flu death Indonesia's 24th bird flu death has been confirmed by World Health Organisation tests, a hospital spokesman said. 'The latest results from the WHO were received yesterday concerning a man who died at (Sulianti Saroso hospital) on April 8 or 9,' hospital spokesman and spokesman for the national bird flu team, Ilham Patu, told Agence France-Presse.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 20 April 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Expert terms Indonesia a bird flu ‘time bomb’ Indonesia has become a bird flu “time-bomb” because of its failure to eradicate high numbers of deadly H5N1 sites, the head of the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health said yesterday. “Indonesia is a time-bomb for the region,” organisation head Bernard Vallat said calling the situation in the southeast Asian arhcipelago a cause for “great concern”.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 April 2006 10:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Eight possible Indonesia cases probed Indonesia Wednesday announced the possible emergence of eight cases of avian-influenza infection in humans. Following an outbreak in poultry, eight people on Indonesia`s Sulawesi Island have been tested for avian-influenza infection, but results have not yet been confirmed. Indonesian health officials were quick to stress that the tests were not a cause for concern.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 March 2006 02:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia vows to step up bird flu fight Health officials in Indonesia say they'll improve their efforts to stop bird flu. The announcement comes after two children died of the H5N1 virus, pushing the country's human death total to 22. Indonesia has been criticized for not acting quickly enough when bird flu first appeared in chickens three years ago.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 12 March 2006 14:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Young boy dies of bird flu in Semarang A three-year-old boy has died of bird flu in central Indonesia, a senior health official said today. Blood and swab samples for the child – who died this week in a hospital in Semarang, Central Java province – have been sent to a World Health Organisation-sanctioned laboratory in Hong Kong for confirmation, said Hariadi Wibisono.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 March 2006 09:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plans mass slaughter of chickens In an effort to combat bird flu, Indonesia plans to slaughter all birds living within one kilometer of any such outbreak. Thousands of chickens are being tested to detect any possible infection. For each chicken killed, the owner will get $1, said Edi Sutiarto, the head of Jakarta's Animal Husbandry Department.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 February 2006 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministers sound alarm over bird flu With more human cases of bird flu being reported in the country, ministers warn the virus may be mutating into a more virulent form that is capable of being transmitted from human to human.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 February 2006 18:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four more suspected cases of bird flu Four people showing symptoms of bird flu have been hospitalised in Indonesia, with doctors saying they became ill after coming into contact with sick chickens, hospital officials said. Three members of the same family were transferred to the Sulianti Saroso hospital for infectious diseases in Jakarta on Sunday from the west Java town of Cirebon, said hospital spokesman Ilham Patu.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 February 2006 19:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Markets a bird flu risk Ignorance, filthy conditions and lack of water risk making traditional Indonesian markets breeding grounds for bird flu in people and poultry, the World Health Organization said. The warning comes after the death of a 22-year-old Indonesian chicken seller, which local tests showed had been infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 28 January 2006 12:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indramayu girl dies of bird flu, local test shows A 13-year-old Indonesian girl died of bird flu at the weekend while two others from her family have tested positive for the H5N1 virus, a health ministry official said on Monday, citing the results of local tests. If confirmed by outside laboratories recognized by the World Health Organization, the case would take total known deaths in Indonesia from the avian flu to 13 and the number who have had bird flu to 20.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 16 January 2006 07:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's confirmed bird flu deaths rise to 12 A laboratory in Hong Kong has confirmed Indonesia's 12th human death from bird flu, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday. Hariadi Wibisono said the latest results from the laboratory, which is recognised by the World Health Organisation, showed the H5N1 virus had killed a 29-year-old Indonesian woman who died this week in a Jakarta hospital.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 January 2006 08:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian woman has bird flu, local test shows A 29-year-old Indonesian woman in Jakarta has the deadly strain of bird flu, officials said on Wednesday, citing the results of a local test. Outside laboratories recognised by the World HealthOrganisation have so far confirmed 11 deaths and five other cases in Indonesia where patients survived.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 January 2006 20:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


155 die in Java double disaster At least 155 people died in two separate natural disasters that hit Indonesia's main island of Java last week, as authorities Monday decided to end the evacuation process amid worries that more deaths are unaccounted for. In the East Java town of Jember, where a flash flood and mudslide swept through four districts that left 79 people dead and displaced 7,605 others on Jan. 1, the local government ended the evacuation work and shifted focus on rehabilitation and reconstruction.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 January 2006 19:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Jakarta: 'Bird flu all over the city' In Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, officials admit that "it's very serious. Based on our research, the virus has spread all over the city." In one province, a man was taken to the hospital when saying he had a high fever, the AP reports. He was then taken to isolation. However, he said he needed to get some personal belongings back at his home.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 09 January 2006 07:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says 8-year-old boy died of bird flu Local tests show that an 8-year-old boy has died of bird flu, Health Ministry officials said Monday as they awaited confirmation from the World Health Organization. It was not immediately clear if the boy, who died last week in a dense residential area of the capital Jakarta, had contact with sick birds, said Hariadi Wibisono who heads a department charged with eradicating animal-borne diseases.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 19 December 2005 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


9th bird flu fatality confirmed as disease risk mounts Indonesia confirmed its ninth fatality from avian influenza as the risk of more people becoming infected increases during the next few months. Swabs from a 35-year-old man who died in Jakarta last month tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu strain in a World Health Organization reference laboratory, Hariadi Wibisono, director of vector-borne disease control at the Ministry of Health, said in a phone interview today. The report takes to 14 the number of confirmed human cases in Indonesia.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 December 2005 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction
    
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