|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 times.
No human cases have as yet been reported in the latest outbreak.