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Bali: mass vaccination against rabies in April The Bali provincial administration will again carry out mass vaccination against rabies in April 2014, targeting around 350 thousand dogs. The mass vaccination will target all dogs in Bali and will be implemented until June 2014, Putu Sumantra, the head of the Bali Animal Husbandry and Health office, said on Sunday.

Posted in Health @ 26 January 2014 19:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Stock of rabies vaccine more than sufficient The provincial government of Bali is estimating that 325,000 vials of rabies vaccine will be on hand at the end of 2012 to enable phase IV in mass vaccination programs of dogs in Bali set to get underway early in 2013.

Posted in Health @ 27 October 2012 11:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Rabies still threat in Central Sulawesi Rabies is still a feared disease in Central Sulawesi with more than 100 known cases reported every year. Every year, there are always cases of rabies in the province of 3.6 million people , Head of the provincial health office Greesje Kuhu said here Tuesday.

Posted in Health @ 16 October 2012 14:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


FAO provides 130 thousand rabies vaccines for Bali The Food And Agricultural Organization (FAO) has provided Bali with 130,000 rabies vaccines, an official confirmed to Antara today.

Posted in Health @ 14 July 2012 12:06 CET by Blog Bot · 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


Bali's governor Pastika committed to culling dogs In a decision certain to anger Bali's animal rights groups who argue the elimination of stray dog populations is an ineffective way to halt the spread of the rabies, the governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, has directed that the extermination of stray dogs continue and be accelerated.

Posted in Health @ 19 December 2009 01:56 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


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 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


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


Over 100 million chickens vaccinated against bird flu The Indonesian government has vaccinated about 140 million chickens against bird flu, which account for only 10 percent of the total of 1.4 billion chickens across the country, an official said. The vaccination has to be optimized to prevent a bird flu epidemic in Indonesia, Antara news agency Friday quoted National Commission's expert panel member Amin Soebandrio as saying.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 17 November 2006 06:20 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


Bird flu found in pigs in Bali The H5N1 bird flu virus has infected pigs on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, a senior agriculture ministry official said on Monday. "There were two pigs that were infected by bird flu in Bali. These were old cases that happened last July," Musni Suatmodjo, agriculture ministry director of animal health, told Reuters.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 10 October 2006 03:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu death toll climbs to 50 after another boy dies Indonesia's bird flu death toll climbed to 50 on Friday after laboratory tests showed an 11-year-old boy died of the disease, a senior health official said. The child died in a hospital in Tulungagung, East Java province, on Monday — hours after he was admitted and two days after developing symptoms of the disease, said Nyoman Kandun. He appeared to have had contact with infected poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 September 2006 07:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to produce millions of tamiflu to combat bird flu Indonesia will produce 5 million tablets of tamiflu this year and conduct a massive vaccination of poultry to combat avian influenza, senior officials said here Tuesday. Two local companies, the Kimia Farma and the Indo Farma have registered to take part in the production, said Director General of Pharmacy Services of the Indonesian Health Ministry Richard Panjaitan.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 September 2006 04:40 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


World Bank urges Indonesia to raise bird flu budget The World Bank urged the Indonesian government on Thursday to increase its budget for the bird flu programme, saying the virus was a severe threat to the country's economy and the health of its people. Indonesia, which has been criticised for not doing enough to stamp out the H5N1 virus, plans to spend $46.45 million for bird flu control in 2007, down from $57.37 million allocated for this year.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 August 2006 13:52 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


Java tsunami death toll increases to 650 people The death toll from the July 17 earthquake and tsunami in south Java, Indonesia, rose to as many as 650 people, according to Rustam S. Pakaya, head of crisis management at the Health Ministry, said. There are 120 people still missing, while 1,800 were injured and 42,639 are homeless, Pakaya said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 July 2006 13:51 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


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 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 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


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


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


Indonesia to launch more polio campaigns in 2006 Indonesia will hold two more nationwide polio vaccination drives in 2006 to try to free its population from the disease, its health minister said on Tuesday, following advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Health workers across the world's fourth most populous nation last month vaccinated millions of children for the third time to ward off the crippling disease.

Posted in Polio @ 14 December 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Govt launches third nationwide polio campaign Indonesia launched its third nationwide polio immunisation campaign on Wednesday in a bid to stop the crippling disease spreading and will hold at least one more round early next year, the Health Ministry said. Hundreds of thousands of vaccinators will target 24 million children at 250,000 medical posts across the world's largest archipelago on Wednesday.

Posted in Polio @ 30 November 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


EU says Indonesia needs help to fight bird flu The European Union on Tuesday offered to help Indonesia fight bird flu, saying the world's fourth most populous nation needed assistance even though it had a plan and the political will to tackle the deadly virus. Visiting EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, Markos Kyprianou, said help could take the form of surveillance as well as the vaccination and culling of chickens.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 15 November 2005 11:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Veterinary students to hunt down bird flu-infected chickens Indonesia vowed to step up its fight against bird flu Thursday, saying veterinary students would join international health experts in carrying out house-to-house searches for infected backyard chickens. UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) experts will train the students, who will be recruited from four major universities, to identify sick birds and alert villagers to the risks of the disease, said Syamsul Bahri, the Ministry of Agriculture's director of animal health.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 27 October 2005 07:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 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


Indonesia confirms fourth bird flu death Indonesia yesterday confirmed its fourth human death from the bird flu virus, taking the death toll in Asia to 63, and said it was investigating whether a neighbor of the victim was also sickened by the disease. Tests from a Hong Kong laboratory showed that a 37-year-old woman who died last week had contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus, said I Nyoman Kandun, the health ministry's director general for illness control and environmental health.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 17 September 2005 10:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Polio vaccination drive largely successful Indonesia's nationwide drive last week to vaccinate about 24 million young children against a spreading polio outbreak was largely successful though some parents continued to resist, health officials said Monday. The Indonesian health ministry reported the campaign had reached 90 percent of children under five years old despite lingering concerns among both parents and medical workers about the safety of the vaccine.

Posted in Polio @ 06 September 2005 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


UN health agency reports massive polio vaccination campaign With Indonesia's largest recorded polio epidemic now threatening a broad swath of countries across Asia, more than 750,000 vaccinators will fan out across the vast archipelago tomorrow on a two-day campaign to immunize more than 24 million children under the age of five, the United Nations health agency reported today. Indonesia had been polio-free since 1995, but since March, 225 children have been paralyzed, due to a poliovirus imported into the country earlier this year.

Posted in Polio @ 30 August 2005 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Polio vaccination campaign hampered by rumours, ignorance Holding her two-year-old son, Sari listens intently in a ramshackle health clinic as the medical staff assures her and other villagers about the safety of the vaccine being used to fight Indonesia's first polio outbreak in a decade. But the impoverished mother of two remains unconvinced. She hints she will not participate in Tuesday's countrywide immunization campaign because of unfounded rumours that a neighbour's child contracted polio after being given the oral vaccine earlier this year.

Posted in Polio @ 28 August 2005 11:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Muslim body supports polio vaccinations Indonesia's top Muslim body gave its seal of approval on Friday to next week's plan by the government to immunise more than 24 million children with polio vaccines next week. The support could dispel any doubts about the vaccines which may deter people from going to immunisation posts in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, following an outbreak of the crippling disease.

Posted in Polio @ 26 August 2005 18:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


U.N. warns of possible Indonesia polio epidemic Indonesia's polio outbreak could develop into an epidemic with the onset of the wet season, a U.N. official said on Tuesday, one week before the start of a campaign to vaccinate 24 million children nationwide. Polio returned in May to Indonesia, which had been free of the water-borne disease since 1995.

Posted in Polio @ 24 August 2005 08:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Polio cases hit 205 in Indonesia, two in capital Health workers have found 205 children infected with polio in Indonesia since the disease resurfaced this year, and two of the cases are in the densely populated capital Jakarta, officials said on Monday. Polio, a water-borne disease that can cause irreversible paralysis in hours, reemerged in May in the world's fourth most populous country, which had been polio-free since 1995.

Posted in Polio @ 08 August 2005 16:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia's polio outbreak infects over 200 children The number of children affected by the crippling polio virus in an outbreak in Indonesia has risen to 205. The highest number of cases is in West Java province with 54, only one case can be confirmed in the capital, Jakarta. Health officials say a second round of a nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign had fewer takers because of parents' fears of possible harmful side effects.

Posted in Polio @ 07 August 2005 08:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


11 new polio cases found in Indonesia Eleven new cases of polio have been found in Indonesia, putting the total number of the crippling disease to 122, the Indonesian branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Spokesperson Sari Setiogi told Xinhua by telephone that the new cases were found among the blood samples taken from children who had not got immunization.

Posted in Polio @ 07 July 2005 10:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Polio update: 1 new case in Lampung On 30 June 2005, 1 new polio case was confirmed in Indonesia, bringing the total number of cases to 66. The new case is the first from Lampung Province on the island of Sumatra. The 3-year old girl had onset of paralysis on 4 June.

Posted in Polio @ 03 July 2005 15:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia's polio cases expected to rise The polio cases in Indonesia is expected to rise from the current number of 46, since many children have not got polio vaccination, a spokesperson of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in Jakarta Thursday. "The increase of polio cases is possible, because the level of vaccination is low in the areas where the polio cases were confirmed," spokesperson of the WHO's Indonesian branch Sari Setiogi told Xinhua.

Posted in Polio @ 17 June 2005 12:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Indonesia's polio cases rise to 25 Indonesia has reported five new cases of polio, all found in districts different from where the crippling disease was first re-discovered, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. It said the additional cases brought to 25 the number of confirmed cases in Indonesia, which has been taking steps to fight its first polio outbreak in a decade.

Posted in Polio @ 08 June 2005 13:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia confirms more polio cases Indonesia has confirmed four more cases of polio, with 20 children infected with the disease in the country's first outbreak in a decade. The cases were confirmed yesterday, almost a week after Indonesia carried out a huge vaccination program aimed at reaching 6.4 million children under five in two days in an effort to contain the spread of the crippling virus.

Posted in Polio @ 07 June 2005 07:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Door-to-door vaccination reaches more under-fives Although many parents were reportedly reluctant to bring their under-fives for polio vaccination on Tuesday, the administration said on Wednesday that the number of babies vaccinated was much higher than its initial estimate.

Posted in Polio @ 02 June 2005 11:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia to vaccinate 6.4m children for polio Mothers carrying babies and dragging toddlers by the hand flocked to clinics yesterday as Indonesia launched a massive polio vaccination drive to halt an outbreak of the disease that has crippled 16 children.

Posted in Polio @ 01 June 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Polio returns to remote villages in Indonesia Big tears stream down Siti Fauziah's cheeks as she snuggles her doll and buries her face into her mother's shoulder. She's lost her balance and fallen again, as the 4-year-old learns what it means to live with polio.

Posted in Polio @ 29 May 2005 12:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


WHO: Polio spreads in Yemen, Indonesia A polio outbreak raging through Yemen has paralysed 108 children and the number of confirmed cases in Indonesia has risen to 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Posted in Polio @ 25 May 2005 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia polio outbreak nearly contained: officials Indonesia has nearly contained its first polio outbreak in a decade because of fast action in vaccinating children in affected areas and a willingness to seek international help, health officials said on Monday.

Posted in Polio @ 17 May 2005 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia to vaccinate five million children in polio scare Indonesia has launched a massive vaccination campaign expected to reach more than five million children after detecting its first case of polio in a decade. A 20-month-old girl was diagnosed with polio on April 21 and authorities believe she came in contact with a migrant worker or tourist who had contracted the disease while outside the country.

Posted in Polio @ 03 May 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


African polio found in Indonesia Medics said today they had detected a case of the crippling polio virus in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, indicating that an outbreak rooted in Africa has leapt the Indian Ocean.

Posted in Polio @ 03 May 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Report: Govt bans chicken imports from Malaysia over bird flu fears Indonesia has banned imports of chicken from Malaysia after the neighbouring country announced an outbreak of deadly bird flu, a report said Saturday. The agriculture ministry has issued a circular urging firms not to import chicken meat, chicks, eggs and chicken feathers from Malaysia, a government official was quoted as saying by the Koran Tempo daily.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 28 August 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six months needed to contain spread of bird flu Ten million chickens infected with bird flu will be slaughtered as Indonesia struggles to contain the deadly virus, a government minister said yesterday. "About 10 million chickens need to be destroyed," Social Welfare Minister Jusuf Kalla told reporters after a Cabinet meeting. "Within six months, bird flu will be under control." He said the cull had already begun on the tourist island of Bali, one of the worst hit areas in Indonesia by avian influenza.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 February 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Before he slipped into unconsciousness, six-year-old Kaptan Boonmanuj told his mother, "Mum, my chest feels like it's going to explode." On Jan. 26, after two weeks in a coma, Kaptan died in Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, becoming Thailand's first victim of avian flu. His parents returned home to the hamlet of Ben Ya Pad, deep in the country's rural western province of Kanchanaburi. Two days had passed since their son's death, and rice farmer Chamnan Boonmanuj and his wife Chongrak sat receiving friends and relatives, the smell of burning incense heavy in the front room of their concrete house. Behind them, Kaptan's body lay in a white coffin. Propped against it was his bicycle, along with a picture of Kaptan wearing his school uniform. Outside, a row of ornate wreaths was placed beside the wall of the house. One was from the Ministry of Public Health.

Posted in Health @ 06 February 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt earmarks EUR 4.73m for chicken cull compensation The Indonesian government is earmarking 50 billion rupiah (EUR 4.73m) to compensate farmers culling poultry infected with bird flu, the country's welfare minister said today. "Each farmer will get chicks and feedstock worth between 5000-6000 rupiah (48-57 cents) per package," Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare, Yusuf Kalla, told journalists after praying at Jakarta's main Istiqlal mosque.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 01 February 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia does about face and announces chicken cull Indonesia bowed to international pressure over its handling of a bird flu outbreak on Thursday, saying it would cull chickens instead of vaccinating them in a bid to contain the spread of the disease. The decision, announced by a cabinet minister, comes one day after the world's fourth most populous country came under fire at an international conference for putting domestic politics before international public health.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 30 January 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Taiwan suspends chicken imports from Indonesia The Council of Agriculture yesterday announced an immediate ban on the importation of poultry and birds from Indonesia in its effort to keep Taiwan free of the H5N1 avian flu virus that has ravaged the Asian poultry industry and claimed human life. The move follows a similar ban placed on Thai poultry on January 23 by the COA's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 27 January 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fuel price hike effective today The government finally raised fuel prices by a hefty 30 percent late on Friday, just one day after it had decided to delay the plan due to concerns over its social and security implications. Newly appointed Coordinating Minister for the Economy Burhanuddin Abdullah said the new fuel prices would take affect as of Saturday.

Posted in General @ 16 June 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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