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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


Health department: 'Postpone Umrah pilgrimage over MERS' West Sumatra Health Department issued an advice to postpone Umra pilgrimage for people above 60 years and those who are not in good health, following the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus outbreak.

Posted in Health @ 12 May 2014 19:40 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


Indonesia ranks second in poor sanitation Based on the data published by the United Nations (UN), Indonesia ranks second in poor sanitation, said Johan Mantik, Assistant Brand Manager for Vixal & Domestos at PT Unilever Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 03 October 2013 14:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue fever endemic in Malang Fifty-seven sub-districts in Malang city, East Java, are working to halt the spread of dengue fever, local health office spokeswoman Enny Sekar Rengganingati said here on Monday.

Posted in Health @ 17 April 2012 02:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue fever outbreak in Sumatra, Indonesia kills 27 An ongoing outbreak of dengue fever in western Indonesia has killed at least 27 people in the past two months, officials said on Thursday. Hundreds more have been affected.

Posted in Health @ 15 December 2011 21:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two people die of dengue fever in Jambi Two people were recently reported to have died of dengue fever at Sultan Thaha Saefuddin general hospital in Tebo district, Jambi province, hospital spokesman dr Hendra said here on Thursday.

Posted in Health @ 15 December 2011 13:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead in Klungkung clash over temple ground More than forty are reported injured, seven are in police custody and one dead after clashes broke out on Saturday, September 17, 2001, between the villagers of Kemoning and Budaga in Klungkung regency, northeast Bali.

Posted in Violence @ 21 September 2011 02:13 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


Land tensions flare for former refugees Tensions between sharecroppers and landowners in Indonesia's western half of Timor island over limited cultivable land have led to outbreaks of violence that threaten to escalate, say local officials.

Posted in Economy @ 10 December 2010 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Regular flights Denpasar - Dili soon available The Indonesian government has appointed Merpati Nusantara Airlines and Batavia Air to serves the international air segment between Bali and Dili, East Timor. A total of 14 flights per week will ply the route with Merpati flying a daily service using a Boeing 737-300 carrying 138 passengers.

Posted in Travel @ 28 November 2010 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rabies outbreak death toll reaches 100 in Bali The death toll as a result of a rabies outbreak on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reached 100 on Friday, local media reported. Ken Wirasandhi, a doctor monitoring the epidemic, on Friday told Indonesian media that a 40-year-old villager had died overnight as a result of rabies, raising the death toll on Bali to 100.

Posted in Health @ 16 October 2010 03:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali governor confirms elimination of 110,000 dogs Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika confirmed via Kompas.com that 110,000 dogs have been eliminated thus far in the island's continuing drive to stem an outbreak of rabies." In the meantime, some 200,000 dogs have been vaccinated. The total number of dogs on the island is put at 540,000 animals," explained the governor in a meeting with the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.

Posted in Health @ 31 August 2010 01:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue outbreak hits Balikpapan Two people have died and 176 others have been treated in hospital in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan since December 2009 after being infected with dengue fever. Balikpapan mayoralty health agency head Diyah Muryani said Tuesday the dengue outbreak was already out of control.

Posted in Health @ 13 January 2010 04:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of Aceh residents with malaria Hundreds of residents of the underdistrict of Sungai Mas, in the district of Aceh Barat in the westernmost province of Aceh on Sumatra, have contracted malaria in the last two weeks. Since yesterday, two of them also died. The heavy rains that hit the area in the last month have caused an increase in the spread of the disease.

Posted in Health @ 13 January 2010 01:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protests over culling of dogs on Bali Bali animal rights groups are barking mad at the current policy of widespread culling of stray dogs as part of the Bali government's response to the outbreak if rabies on the island. BAWA or the Bali Animal Welfare Association are circulating petitions and letting local officials know their displeasure with what they view as the "ineffective" anti-rabies program of killing all stray dogs fund in local communities.

Posted in Health @ 10 November 2009 00:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali's rabies saga continues Confirmed cases of rabies now stretch to all four corners of Bali with rabid dogs now detected in two communities at Sambirenteg, Tejakula in the Buleleng regency, North Bali. Officials in Buleleng are responding by educating the local community on preventive steps to stop the further spread of the disease.

Posted in Health @ 08 November 2009 07:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali's rabies crisis spreads to new areas Radar Bali confirms that Bali's rabies epidemic has now spread to five of the island's nine regencies and metropolitan areas. According to Ida Bagus Alit, the Head of Bali's Animal Husbandry Department (Dinas Peternakan) confirmed that Karangasem and Bangli now have confirmed cases of the deadly disease in their dog populations, while previously cases of rabies were confined to Denpasar, Badung and Tabanan.

Posted in Health @ 01 November 2009 09:39 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


Outbreak of diseases feared in rainy West Sumatra Health officials said they were trying to keep disease at bay in the aftermath of the powerful quake that hit Indonesia's West Sumatra Province, as search and rescue efforts ground to a halt. Heavy rain drenched parts of West Sumatra on 5 October, bringing fresh air to some but more misery to thousands of people still living without adequate shelter after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 October 2009 03:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali declared a rabies infected area Beritabali.com reports that Bali has been declared as a rabies contaminated region. This declaration follows the growing number of outbreak of the disease in Badung, Denpasar and Tabanan. The remaining six regencies of the island have been designated potential areas for the spread of rabies.

Posted in Health @ 13 September 2009 03:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to ask tourists to wear masks Indonesia is planning to ask all people arriving from Australia and other swine flu-affected countries to wear face masks for at least three days, the health minister says. The presence of the A(H1N1) virus was confirmed in Indonesia only last week and so far four of the eight known cases have been foreigners.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 30 June 2009 04:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia halts U.S. naval lab's activities Indonesia has halted the activities of a U.S. naval medical lab in Jakarta following a dispute over the terms of a contract, the health minister said on Thursday. The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 has been key to efforts to track bird flu in Indonesia, the country with the most human deaths from the H5N1 virus.

Posted in General @ 25 September 2008 14:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight hospitalized in Sumatra for suspected bird flu Eight people from the same village in Indonesia's Lampung province were admitted to hospital allegedly for developing bird flu symptoms, local press said Thursday. The patients, including two babies and two teenagers, all come from Way Laga village where dozens of chickens have died of the avian influenza.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 March 2008 14:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia dismisses human-to-human bird flu report Indonesia on Monday rejected a study by researchers from the United States that concluded that the bird flu virus had spread from person to person during one outbreak in 2006. Indonesia said it was misleading.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 03 September 2007 05:13 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


Bird flu; situation in Bali, update 1 A 43-year-old woman which is suspected of being infected with the bird flu virus has died in Bali, which causes fears of a wider outbreak. Blood samples from the woman were sent to Jakarta for further testing. If this case is confirmed it is the third person on Bali to die from the virus this month alone. Radio Australia reports that the outbreak is also having an effect on the restaurant business and of course farmers which depend on raising poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 27 August 2007 10:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One more bird flu suspect found on Bali Another bird flu suspect was found on the Indonesia ’s resort island of Bali on August 24. The suspect, identified as one-and-a-half-year-old infant Ni Putu Aprilia Dewi, is currently being treated at the Sanglah hospital in Denpasar, the Jakarta Post reported.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 August 2007 15:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


2 suspected bird flu patients hospitalized in Bali Two persons have been admitted to hospital on the Indonesian resort island of Bali over suspected bird flu symptoms, local press said Tuesday, adding fear to an outbreak after the death of a woman earlier this month. A 28-year-old woman who used to work as chicken trader is being treated at the Sanglah Hospital in the Bali capital of Denpasar with pneumonia and other symptoms typical to bird flu, reported leading news website Detikcom.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 August 2007 16:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says it plans to use human bird flu vaccine The vaccine to combat bird flu in humans could be ready as early as July according to Indonesia, adding that it was preparing to use it immediately despite calls from the WHO to build a stockpile first. Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said that the advice of the WHO was not realistic for Indonesia, which has the biggest number of bird flu related deaths.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 June 2007 09:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Almost 400 died of dengue this season so far The number of victims to the seasonal dengue fever outbreak since last January has reached 380 out of 27,000 infected people. This was announced by the Health Ministry on Tuesday. The head of the Sub Directorate of Arbovirosis, Rita Kriastuti, warned to be cautious for the aedes aegipti mosquito as it's favorable moment to infect people lasts until the end of the wet season.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 28 February 2007 04:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia defends flu vaccine deal Indonesia has defended its decision to stop sharing samples of the deadly bird flu virus with the World Health Organisation after it signed an agreement with a US drug manufacturer. The government said it would resume cooperation with the WHO only if it stopped providing samples to other commercial vaccine makers.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 15 February 2007 10:46 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


Indonesia to reopen international tourism offices as arrivals sag In an attempt to boost the declining number of foreign visitors to Indonesia, the government will re-open a dozen international tourism offices this year, local media reports said Tuesday. Indonesia missed its tourist arrival target of 5.5 million in 2006, with only 4.8 million foreign visitors to the country, according to Tourism Minister Jero Wacik. Indonesia has set a target of 6 million foreign visitors for this year and 8 million in 2009.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 February 2007 09:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Money on the way for flood victims in Java The European Commission on February 7 said it was sending some 600,000 Euro in emergency aid to help the victims of ongoing floods in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. EU funds will be used to provide some 340,000 most affected people with food, clean water, emergency shelter and health services.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 February 2007 02:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue fever kills 252 in Indonesia As many as 252 people have died of dengue fever in Indonesia since early this year while the number of dengue cases in the country has reached 15,005, Health Ministry spokesperson Lily S Sulistyowati said at a press conference here on Friday. 27 people died in 1,807 cases recorded across the country this month, the Antara news agency quoted the spokesperson as saying.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 10 February 2007 01:11 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 accused of risking flu fight Public health experts have warned that an exclusive H5N1 vaccine deal Indonesia has struck with a pharmaceutical company may jeopardise the world's access to a pandemic vaccine, if the country becomes the epicentre of a global outbreak. Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with US drug manufacturer Baxter Healthcare to develop a human bird flu vaccine.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 08 February 2007 01:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia withholds vital bird flu data Indonesia, the country worst hit by the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, has stopped sharing human genetic samples of the highly pathogenic illness with foreign laboratories, raising fears it could slow international efforts to prepare for a pandemic. Officials say Indonesia stopped providing samples internationally last month, hindering efforts to confirm whether the virus killing its citizens is H5N1 and limiting production of vaccines to help prevent its spread.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 February 2007 00:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Dengue kills 75 in Indonesia in January A seasonal dengue fever outbreak in 14 of Indonesia’s 33 provinces has killed at least 75 people and sickened more than 4,800 others since New Year’s Day, health officials and local media reports said yesterday. But this month’s figure was much less than the same period of last year when dengue fever infected more than 18,900 people in all 33 provinces and claimed the lives of 192 people, said Erna Tresnaningsih, the health ministry’s director for animal-borne diseases control.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 05 February 2007 07:24 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


UN: Bird flu endemic in Indonesia Avian influenza is now endemic in Indonesia because of past delays in dealing with H5N1 bird flu, with the virus now well established and a major concern in SouthEast Asia, says an Australian veterinary scientist. But Laurence Gleeson, a regional manager with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and other UN officials, were positive over steps taken to control bird flu in SouthEast Asia when speaking to reporters today.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 January 2007 09:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu claims 62nd human life in West Java Bird flu has killed a woman in Indonesia, the 62nd death from the virus in the country with the highest human fatality rate, a health ministry official said on Saturday. The 19-year-old woman from West Java died on Friday, Dr. Muhammad Nadirin at the ministry's bird flu centre, told Reuters. "She was sick since Jan. 11, got a high temperature and cough and then entered Garut hospital on Jan. 17," he said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 20 January 2007 09:37 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


Indonesia braces as bird flu flares anew in Asia in winter Indonesia readied more hospitals to deal with a spike in bird flu cases while Japan confirmed its first outbreak of H5N1 in poultry in three years on Tuesday as the virus flared anew in Asia, mirroring past winters. Concern about the disease have rippled across the region, with an Indonesian hospital overwhelmed by human cases this week, and the virus spreading among flocks in Vietnam and flaring again in Thailand.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 17 January 2007 07:51 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


Bush faces rising anti-U.S. sentiment in predominantly Muslim Indonesia A politically weakened U.S. President George W. Bush will face anger over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when he visits mostly Muslim Indonesia on Monday for talks aimed at broadening ties with a strategic ally in the war on terror. Islamic groups have vowed to disrupt Bush's brief stop in the country, which is also seen in Washington as a key counterbalance to China's emerging economic and military might in Southeast Asia.

Posted in Human rights @ 17 November 2006 06:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu death toll hits 56 as toddler dies in hospital The human death toll from bird flu in Indonesia rose to 56 after a 2-year-old boy who died Monday in a Jakarta hospital from the H5N1 virus, health officials said. In addition, the country also posted a new confirmed human bird flu case, with a 36-year-old woman who has been undergoing treatment for the virus at the same hospital since Friday, said Ningrun, an official at the Health Ministry's bird flu centre.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 November 2006 02:43 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's bird flu variant shows no major changes The bird flu virus that's killed one person a week in Indonesia this year hasn't mutated to become more contagious to people, the country's agriculture ministry said, citing an analysis of virus samples. Tests on 49 samples taken from birds on the islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali showed the H5N1 avian influenza virus has undergone no major changes, the ministry said in a statement today. The analysis was undertaken by a World Organization for Animal Health reference laboratory in Geelong, Australia.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 October 2006 04:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Man dies of bird flu, cluster case unlikely A 20-year-old Indonesian man who health officials thought had been part of a family cluster of bird flu cases died of the disease on Thursday, a hospital official said. The man's 25-year-old brother died on Sunday after displaying bird flu symptoms but there has been no positive confirmation he had the disease because no samples were taken for testing. A third sibling, a 15-year old girl, is being treated at Hasan Sadikin hospital. Tests for her have been negative.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 September 2006 05:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb blast kills one in Sulawesi A 20-year-old woman died when a small bomb hidden inside a flashlight exploded in Indonesia's strife-torn Poso region in Central Sulawesi province, police said on Sunday. The bomb went off when the woman turned on the flashlight lying outside her house in Kawua village late on Saturday. It was the second blast in Poso in a week. Last Wednesday, a 50-year-old man died when a bomb exploded in an empty building.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 10 September 2006 13:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu kills nearly 600 chickens in West Java Indonesian authorities have warned of a major bird flu outbreak in the West Java town of Kuningan after 596 chickens died of the disease in August, an official said Tuesday. Local officials said bird flu attacks were found in two districts, namely Cigugur and Darma. "The 596 chickens died of bird flu based on rapid tests (at the scene) and laboratory tests," said Nana Adnan, head of the West Java veterinary office.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 September 2006 04:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to vaccinate 300 million poultry The Indonesian government will press ahead with plans to vaccinate some 300 million poultry from the bird flu virus despite fears by some health officials that vaccines are not effective, a local report said Tuesday. The plan will be done in stages with 60 million doses being prepared for vaccinations beginning this month and running through December, The Jakarta Post reported.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 05 September 2006 07:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Border with East Timor monitored after prison break Indonesia has tightened security along its border with East Timor, as the search continues for more than 50 prison escapees. Indonesia's Koran Tempo newspaper has quoted Colonel Ediwan Prabowo as saying that the Indonesian security border force, under his command, has been asked to be on alert and to monitor East Timor's border, to prevent a rebel East Timor military leader and other prison escapees from entering the country.

Posted in General @ 04 September 2006 12:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Outbreak of killer virus 'ignored' If statistics are anything to go by, Umar bin Aup should be dead. Seven weeks ago in his village, Rancasalak on the south-western coast of Java, dozens of hens including some of his family's 14 birds started dying for reasons no one could explain. Then, in early August, after hundreds of fowl had succumbed and at least three people in the area had died in mysterious circumstances, Umar, 16, came down with a fever. 'A day later, I was finding it hard to breathe and then I started vomiting,' he told The Observer as he convalesced at home surrounded by his nine siblings. 'I hadn't been sick for three years so it was a surprise to me.'

Posted in Bird Flu @ 26 August 2006 14:19 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


Indonesia faces obstacles in eradicating bird flu The huge territory and people's ignorance had hampered Indonesian health authorities' efforts to eliminate bird flu, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here on Friday. Since the government launched massive efforts to combat the spread of the virus a few years ago, many chicken and bird traders and owners have been reluctant to kill their belongings which were found infected with the H5N1 virus, due to the lack of knowledge about the danger of virus and the consideration that about ten U.S. cents compensation for a poultry was too little.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 July 2006 14:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bird flu toll hits 41 Indonesian authorities have confirmed that a child who died last week was the country's 41st victim of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. The three-year-old girl died in a Jakarta hospital on 6 July. Officials said an overseas laboratory had confirmed the presence of the virus. This means the country's human bird flu toll now stands only one behind hardest-hit Vietnam.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 July 2006 14:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia allows aid into East Timor Indonesia is to open its border with East Timor to allow humanitarian aid to reach some 130,000 people affected by recent violence. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced the move at a meeting with his East Timorese counterpart in the Indonesian island of Bali. Meanwhile, the leader of East Timor's rebels has said his group has disarmed.

Posted in Politics @ 18 June 2006 09:55 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


Indonesia to take measures for preventing diseases in quake areas The Indonesian government vowed on Friday that it will take measures to prevent the outbreak of killing diseases in the areas devastated by the May 27 earthquake in Yogyakarta and Central Java, after four people died of tetanus in the quake zones recently. "Four people have died of tetanus recently, two in Yogyakarta and two in Central Java," Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari told reporters in Yogyakarta.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 June 2006 14:08 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


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


Agency: 'Quake survivors at risk from bird flu' Some homeless survivors from last month's earthquake in Indonesia are at greater risk of catching avian influenza as they shelter in poultry sheds, Merlin, a U.K.-based aid agency said. Merlin's workers found more than 100 quake survivors in central Java's Bantul district sheltering in six large poultry sheds, among the few structures left standing in the area, Merlin said in a statement on its Web site.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 03 June 2006 10:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flimsy tents now home for Indonesia quake survivors Tens of thousands of Indonesians took refuge in flimsy tents in the earthquake-hit region of Java island on Thursday, as officials urged a stop to aid distribution by night to prevent theft and looting. Rescue workers were still pulling dead bodies from the rubble of the 6.3 magnitude quake, which struck at dawn on Saturday and levelled entire villages around the ancient royal capital of Yogyakarta, reducing homes to piles of wood, tiles and tin.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 June 2006 15:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu in Indonesia, one death every 2.5 days in May Indonesia averaged one human bird flu death every 2 1/2 days in May, putting it on pace to soon surpass Vietnam as the world's hardest-hit country. The latest death, announced Wednesday, was a 15-year-old boy whose preliminary tests were positive for the H5N1 virus. It comes as international health officials express growing frustration that they must fight Indonesia's stifling bureaucracy as well as the disease.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 01 June 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US boosts contribution to Indonesia The United States has again upped its contribution for assistance to victims of this weekend's devastating earthquake in Indonesia, allocating $5 million in emergency aid, the White House said Tuesday. The Bush administration initially announced $500,000 in aid after the quake struck early Saturday, and by the end of the day had increased that amount to $2.5 million.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 17:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Powerful quake in Java kills over 3,500 Desperate relatives searched rubble for survivors Saturday after a powerful earthquake flattened nearly all the buildings in this rice-farming town while residents slept, killing more than 3,500 people on Indonesia's densely populated Java island. The magnitude-6.3 quake wounded thousands more and was the nation's worst disaster since the 2004 tsunami. It also triggered fears that a rumbling volcano nearby would erupt.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 May 2006 07:28 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


Indonesia local tests show 5 positive on bird flu Five Indonesian people from a family related by blood were positively infected by avian influenza virus after tested by the country's laboratory, health ministry official said here Saturday. Director General of Disease Control of the ministry, I Nyoman Kandun said that the five from Indonesia's North Sumatra province had had contacts with fowls and pigs.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 May 2006 18:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia may do selective polio vaccinations Indonesia reached almost 24 million children in its last polio immunizations but may have another vaccination round in some regions to be sure of stamping out the disease by 2008, officials said on Monday. Over the past year polio, once considered virtually wiped out globally, has infected hundreds in Indonesia.

Posted in Health @ 09 May 2006 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cholera claims 151 in Papua province A cholera outbreak in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua has killed 151 people in the last month and has made another 3 200 ill, says a health ministry spokesperson on Friday. Sumardi said: "The latest report we received today shows that the death toll has reached 151." He said at least 3 200 people have been affected by the disease since early last month.

Posted in Health @ 29 April 2006 09:13 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


Govt to up Tamiflu stockpile to 12 million Concerned about the increase in the number of bird flu fatalities among people, the government promised Saturday that it would distribute 12 million Tamiflu tablets to affected provinces. Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said by the end of this month, the government would import 1.5 million tablets to increase its national stockpile, which currently stands at 16,000 tablets.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 05 March 2006 09:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Teams comb streets to test birds Mrs. Jaelani was curious as the bird flu surveillance team tested her neighbor's poultry on Friday's first day of door-to-door checks. "Doctors, after taking samples from these chickens, would you come to my place and check my poultry? We have five chickens and a bird," said the resident of Palmeriam subdistrict in Matraman, East Jakarta.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 February 2006 16:01 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


Indonesia Muslim preacher detained under terror law Indonesian police have detained a Muslim preacher in the restive eastern town of Poso as part of a nationwide hunt for one of Southeast Asia's most wanted Islamic militants, police said on Monday. Police in the province of Central Sulawesi said authorities detained the preacher because of his suspected links to Malaysian Noordin M.Top, who is accused of playing a key role in a spate of bombings in Indonesia.

Posted in Terrorism @ 13 February 2006 07:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Foreign tourist arrival down 10 pct in 2005 The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in 2005 decreased to 4.07 million people, or 10. 28 percent lower than in 2004, Statistic Bureau announced here Wednesday. The bureau chief Choirul Maksum told a press conference that the number of foreign tourists coming to the Indonesis's beautiful resort of Bali island in December last year rose to 81,000 people, or 19.81 percent lower than in the previous month.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 February 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 6 reactions


US congressman nominates Yudhoyono for Nobel Prize President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2006 by a senior congressman for international relations committee, Robert Wexler for his ability to bring significant progress in Indonesia during his one year ruling. In a press release obtained here, Sunday, Wexler said, Yudhoyono has made dramatical change during his one year administration.

Posted in General @ 29 January 2006 16:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Diarrhea, dengue lurk as floods hit Jakarta The city health agency has warned of the threat of water-borne diseases following recent flooding in the city. Agency spokeswoman Zelvino said Thursday that during the rainy season residents were more at risk for diseases, particularly diarrhea, leptospirosis and dengue fever, which is found mostly during and shortly after the rainy season.

Posted in Health @ 21 January 2006 20:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jember rescue efforts hampered Salimah, a woman at her 40s, looked pale. Her clothes blackened with mud, the frail villager has not had food for two days. "Unless food aid is dispatched into our area soon, the death toll, especially among the children, will rise," she told Antara. Salimah was one of 110 Panti district residents still isolated on Tuesday after flash floods swept through three districts in Jember regency East Java, killing at least 63 people.

Posted in Flooding @ 04 January 2006 07:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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


Bird flu might have spread to more provinces Government authorities said Monday that avian influenza might have spread to more provinces in Indonesia as the country's president appointed a state-run pharmaceutical company to produce the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to fight the illness. Authorities have so far confirmed that the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus has infected fowl through 23 of Indonesia's 33 provinces, but senior officials said new infections were suspected elsewhere, and that the outbreaks increase the risk of the virus mutating into a strain that's more contagious to humans and could lead to a pandemic that health experts fear could kill millions.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 November 2005 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia reports new human bird flu case A 16-year-old Indonesian boy has tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu virus, making him the 12th confirmed case among humans in the country, a health official says. "We have received a laboratory test from Hong Kong and the results were positive," said Hariadi Wibisono, a seniorofficial at the Health Ministry, adding the patient was being treated at a hospital in Bandung in West Java province.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 27 November 2005 11:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Roche says Indonesia can make Tamiflu Roche Holding Ltd. said Indonesia could make a generic version of Tamiflu without its license because the medicine, which may be useful in treating avian influenza, isn't protected by a patent in the Southeast Asian nation. "We've informed the government they can produce it for local use," said Martina Rupp, a spokeswoman for the Swiss drug maker. "Quality guidelines will have to be assured by the Indonesian government."

Posted in Bird Flu @ 26 November 2005 09:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh hit by bird flu Hundreds of chickens have died of bird flu in Aceh province, Indonesia says. Bird flu has been found in more than 20 other provinces in the country, but its emergence in Aceh is especially worrying, analysts say. This is because thousands of Acehnese still live in crowded refugee camps as a result of last year's tsunami.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 November 2005 19:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Three more die of malaria in Lombok Three more people in East Lombok regency have died of malaria since Friday, bringing the total number of deaths in the current outbreak to nine. Two of the three latest deaths occurred in the subdistricts of Sekarwangi and Ijobalit, while the other death was in neighboring Pijot subdistrict.

Posted in Health @ 22 November 2005 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Six die, 266 others hospitalized in Lombok malaria outbreak At least six people have died and 266 others have been treated at local hospitals and community health centers in East Lombok since a malaria outbreak was first detected in the regency at the end of October. The outbreak struck three subdistricts in the regency concentrating on the Ijobalit and Sekarwangi areas, with the six dead and 232 other people contracting the disease there. The 34 other cases were found in Pijot.

Posted in Health @ 19 November 2005 09:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspected bird flu cases in three children Three Indonesian children are suspected to be the latest victims of bird flu, which the Asian Development Bank said on Thursday could trigger a global recession if a pandemic breaks out. Underlining the increasing urgency in tackling the H5N1 avian flu virus, the United States and China announced new efforts to fight a possible pandemic, including $500 million to monitor the virus in poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 03 November 2005 14:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Govt boosts security after girls beheaded Police beefed up security patrols on Sunday in the Poso area, plagued by sectarian violence for years, after mysterious assailants in black beheaded three teenage Christian girls. Six machete-wielding men attacked the 16 to 19-year-old students as they were walking to their school on Saturday on Indonesia's eastern island of Sulawesi, police said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 30 October 2005 08:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Human bird flu cases confirmed in Indonesia, Thailand One new case of human infection with bird flu was confirmed in Thailand and two additional cases were confirmed in Indonesia, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. The patient in Thailand is a 7-year-old boy who developed symptoms on Oct. 16 and was hospitalized on Oct. 19, the WHO said in a statement, adding that the boy is recovering.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 October 2005 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


U.N. urging to take stronger action against bird flu U.N. officials are urging Indonesia to take more aggressive steps to contain the bird flu epidemic in poultry before the current human outbreak escalates and spreads beyond the country's borders. With avian influenza now diagnosed among birds in two-thirds of the country's provinces, Indonesia must begin the immediate culling of poultry in infected areas and revamp its campaign to vaccinate fowl against the virus, according to officials from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 October 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Claims of bird flu cover-up in Indonesia The Indonesian government has been accused of covering up a bird flu epidemic in its poultry industry for nearly two years. The Washington Post newspaper says Indonesian health experts believe bird flu first broke out in the country on commercial poultry farms. The virus spread to chickens raised in back yards across Indonesia and then began to infect humans, killing at least three people since July.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 October 2005 07:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


US announces grant to assist Indonesia fight polio outbreak The United States has announced a $US2.5 million grant to help Indonesia fight an outbreak of polio that has infected 269 children since it resurfaced in March. Announcing the aid, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt urged Indonesia to carry out another round of nationwide immunisations before the end of the year to halt the spread of the crippling virus.

Posted in Polio @ 18 October 2005 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


New suspected bird flu cases emerge in other regions Four people in Bandung, Semarang and Bandar Lampung have been hospitalized with suspected avian influenza after showing symptoms of the disease. Chicken vendor Suprat, 58, was admitted to Dr. Kariadi Hospital in Semarang, Central Java, on Tuesday with a high fever, cough and respiratory problems.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 28 September 2005 08:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Bird flu death toll rises to six in Indonesia The death toll from Indonesia’s bird flu outbreak has risen to six, as the government announced it has ordered more than half a million tablets of anti-viral medication to help fight the disease. It was unclear whether the six dead included a woman with the virus who died today.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 26 September 2005 10:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Bird flu kills two young girls in Jakarta A bird flu outbreak that has killed at least four people in Indonesia could quickly turn into an epidemic, the health minister warned, as another two children with symptoms of the disease died Wednesday. The government scrambled to calm public fears after the deaths of the two girls, ages 5 and 2.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 21 September 2005 17:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions
    
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