|July 21, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: Southeast Asia’s
battering by bird flu continues as Indonesia becomes the
latest country in the region to confirm that the flu has
resurfaced with its borders. Health officials for the
island nation have initiated a large-scale vaccination
campaign after bird flu resurfaced.
Agricultural ministry officials said Wednesday that
as many as 300 million head of poultry will be vaccinated
by farmers in a bid to prevent a new outbreak, following
a resurgence of the disease in China, Thailand and Vietnam
in recent weeks.
The strain of avian influenza discovered in Indonesia
is the H5B1 strain that has also been identified in
the other Southeast Asian countries affected in recent
No human cases have as yet been reported in the latest