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Five People Treated For Anthrax In Indonesia

A worrying anthrax outbreak in Makassar, Indonesia, has infected at least five people working in a slaughterhouse, an official stated, reports Jakarta Post // . ..The human infections came to light after official confirmation that about 30 cows and water buffaloes in Tamangapa subdistrict have died of anthrax recently. ..The local health office earlier did medical checks on the five persons aft...

More Polio Vaccination programs Planned for Indonesia

Mass Vaccination to children’s against polio virus is conducted in Indonesia in order to eradicate the Polio infection in Indonesia which has experienced about 290 polio cases in the last six months.// ..The Indonesian officials are planning the third round of vaccination program this month end and they have successfully conducted two mass polio vaccine programs which has provided vaccination to...

Bird Flu Alarm In Indonesia

Jakarta – Bird flu has been detected throughout the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, with the country's Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono admitting: //'It's very serious. Based on our research, the virus has spread all over the city.' ....The H5N1 virus has been found in 23 of Indonesia's 30 provinces and has killed seven people... ..Indonesian health authorities and the WHO have warned more cas...

Indonesia to increase AIDS awareness

Peter Pilot of UNAIDS expressed concerns over the alarming increase of spread of HIV infection in Asia and in particularly Indonesia.// He said that Indonesia has to face the AIDS effectively to prevent it from becoming an epidemic. The spread of HIV in Asis has become very high as one in five new HIV infections are from the Asian subcontinent. ..Inodenisa, which is a muslim country with confli...

Bird flu In Indonesia: Government To Launch ‘Village Preparedness’ Schee

In an effort to curb the spread of the lethal disease in the country, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has announced the launching of a bird flu monitoring// system, called "Village Preparedness", which will hopefully be implemented within the span of one month. ....The "Village Preparedness" scheme, which would involve millions of people at village level, is being launched in order...

Indonesia Has Ninth Bird-Flu Death as Risk Mounts

Indonesia confirmed its ninth death from bird flu, increasing the risk of human infection in parts of Asia 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, Health Ministry officials said today. The report takes the number of confirmed human cases of bird f...

Indonesian boy with huge neck tumor was surgically removed

Lukas Wahangara, 12 year old boy from Indonesia had a tumor measuring about 7.87 inches diameter and weighed 4.41 lb and the tumor made up around 10% of his body weight.// The tumor was successfully operated by the Surgeons in Singapore at Mount Elizabeth Hospital involving different specialties. ....The tumor had developed due to an Iodine deficiency which is an endemic problem in Sumba. The 7....

Indonesian Health Care System Rebuilt After Tsunami

Indonesia has made steady progress in revamping the health care system, after widespread devastation by the Tsunami that stuck on the 26th of December. More than 100, 000 million individuals lost their lives and a million others were injured badly.// JHPIEGO, a John Hopkins University affiliate has been of great help in the process of rejuvenation of the health care system in Aceh. ..Midwives fo...

Indonesia Claims To Have Arrested The Bird Flu.

Bird flu that made news recently due to its wide spreading nature across the world. But now Indonesia claims to have put an end to its // spread across the country. The number of cases that are being referred are from t...

Indonesia urges a grant of $1 billion for bird flu

Indonesian Social Welfare Minister Aburizal Bakrie, has urged the international community to fund $ 1 billion as a grant to Indonesia to help them fight bird flu which has killed eleven people in their country//. Recently, the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono launched the “Village Preparedness” project which involves more than million of villagers in a flu monitoring system which wil...

Local Test Confirms Bird Flu Related Death Of Indonesian Man

The death of a 39-year-old man from Indonesia has been confirmed to be bird flu related as revealed by a test conducted by a local health agency, according to official sources. // If this were again confirmed by World Health Organization recognized testing centers, it would increase the Indonesian death toll due to bird flu to12. ....'We got the local test result around Friday. He had contact wi...

Indonesia Records Another Bird Flu Death

A 29-year-old woman in Indonesia has died in a Jakarta hospital as a result of the avian influenza infection, according to official sources// . However, Ilham Patu, spokesman of Jakarta's Sulianti Saroso Hospital designated to treat bird flu patients, said the results had yet to be confirmed by a World Health Organization (WHO) affiliated laboratory. ...."We sent the woman's samples to WHO labs...

Bird Flu Claims Two More Lives In Indonesia

An Indonesian Health Ministry source has revealed that the bird flu has claimed two more lives, raising the death toll due to the H5N1 virus in the country to 14.//The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that the 13-year-old girl and her four-year-old brother died last week in a West Java hospital. ....The father of the children who died, along with a sister of theirs has also been hospita...

Indonesian Markets Could Assist Spread of Bird Flu: WHO

JAKARTA - The World Health Organization has warned that unhealthy conditions prevailing in the traditional Indonesian markets are ideal for the spread of bird flu//. This caution from the WHO comes after it was found that a 22-year-old Indonesian chicken seller died from the H5N1 bird flu virus. .."The exposure to poultry by market stall owners, slaughterers, poultry workers and the customer in...

Bird Flu Claims Indonesian Market Vendor

An Indonesian market vendor who came into close contact with sick birds has died of what is thought to be the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus.// Health authorities at Jakarta's Infectious Diseases Hospital confirmed that the 22-year-old man carried the virus. Blood and swab samples have been sent to a World Health Organization-approved laboratory in Hong Kong and if that report is positive then...

World's Smallest Fish Found In Indonesia

The tiniest ever fish has been discovered in the peat swamps of Indonesia. This belongs to the carp species, and has a transparent body and an exposed brain. A mature female fish measures only 7.9 millimeters. // ....This has been confirmed by researchers belonging to countries like the UK, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore, and the Royal Society in London has published a report on t...

A death in Indonesia due to suspected bird flu case

The avian virus doesn’t seem to rest in the Asian peninsula. A new case of a 15-year-old boy who tested positive for bird flu has died at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in the Indonesian town of Bandung.// .. ..In case the local results are verified by the WHO -accredited lab in Hong Kong it will become the 15th human fatality from bird flu in Indonesia... ..The dead boy was a resident of Padalarang in B...

Japanese-Indonesian Joint Venture To Produce Bird Flu Vaccine For Farm Animals

Japanese vaccine producer Shigeta Animal Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Indonesia's Bogor Institute of Agriculture have announced a joint venture for the production// of a bird flu vaccine for animals. The company to be called IPB Shigeta Animal Pharmaceuticals Inc will begin the production of the vaccine in a very short time. ..U.S.-based MedImmune Inc has given the green signal to the company to use...

Indonesian Traveler Tests Negative For Bird Flu, Singapore Safe

Bird flu tests conducted on a 64-year-old Indonesian woman, admitted to the National University Hospital, have turned out to be negative. The woman, who had traveled to Singapore from Indonesia //, was subjected to a H5N1 influenza PCR test, as a precautionary measure. ......Reports of bird flu infection in humans and poultry have been reported in Indonesia. In view of the bird flu threat, the S...

WHO Confirms Another Bird Flu Victim In Indonesia

UN health officials confirmed that a poultry worker in West Sumatra is infected with the bird flu virus, bringing the number of human cases in Indonesia to 33// , a health ministry official said Tuesday. .."We received the confirmation from WHO Tuesday morning," said Hariyadi Wibisono, director general of animal-borne disease control at the Indonesian health ministry...The 23-year-old poultry wo...

Indonesian Bird Flu Death Toll Rises To 23

A day after Indonesia confirmed that the 23rd man had succumbed to the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, health officials confirmed that another man has tested// positive to the same virus. The H5N1 avian influenza virus has spread at a rapid rate over Europe and Africa and has flared up once again in Asia. ..According to the World Health Organization, some 105 people have fallen a victim to the virus...

Indonesia To Free All Chickens Of Bird Flu By 2008

The health ministry of China has reported bird flu infection in a 21-year old man. The victim who had developed symptoms of fever and pneumonia // on 1st April has been admitted to a hospital in the city of Wuhan. If the World Health Organization confirms the presence of bird flu infection, it would mark the 17th human case of avian influenza in the world's most populous nation. ....Since 2003,...

Indonesia’s Bird Flu Death Toll Reaches 3

The World Health Organization has confirmed five more bird flu related deaths in Indonesia, raising the Indonesia's bird flu death toll to 30//. A team has further been sent to the northern Sumatra region, where four of the bird flu victims (belonging to the same family) had lived. The fifth victim was a 38-year-old caterer, is said to have been exposed to infected livestock and meat. ........It...

Drugs Kill 15,000 Indonesians Every Year

Each year over 15,000 people in Indonesia are being killed by drugs, a new study has revealed.Studies carried out jointly by National Narcotics Agency BNN// and the University of Indonesia indicated that a considerably large amount of money was being spent on drug trafficking and on drug-addicted people in the country... ..'Some Rupiah12 trillions (local currency) are spent on drug trafficking an...

Indonesian Earthquake – Story of Destruction, Death and Disease

With the death toll rising to over 3500 and an incalculable number of people injured after the earthquake that measured 6.2 on scale, Indonesia struggles// to cope with the injured and the dead. ....The quake hit the densely populated area in the south of the city of Yogyakarta which is near the southern coast of Java at 10.53PM late on the Friday night. The earthquake left the city in shambles,...

Relief Operations In Indonesia’s Quake-Hit Area

An information delegate of British Red Cross (Indonesia), Mark Snelling, explains about relief operations in earthquake tore areas of southern regions of Java island//. ..Over 5,700 were died and more than a thousand were injured and everyone involved in the relief operation knows that that even 24 hours here is an eternity – said latest official reports. ..The city of Yogyakarta, was totally c...

Genetic Data On Bird Flu Virus - Indonesian Officials Report

A Government official reports, ‘Indonesia hasn’t shared the genetic information about the bird flu virus publicly’. ..The director-general of disease control and environment, Nyoman Kandun//, at the Indonesian Ministry of Health, reports that certain things are to be considered and discussed by the Government before any public release and there is more chance to be released when it has been used...

Pakistani Medical Relief For Indonesia

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army Medical contingent left for the earthquake- hit areas of Indonesia to conduct rescue and relief operations//. The contingent ,along with a 75-bed field hospital, left for Java on Friday, on a PAF C-130 aircraft.. ....Lt Col Naseer Ahmed commands the field hospital, which comprises of women doctors, general duty doctors, female nurses and 49 paramedics. .. The...

Bird Flu Campaign Kick Starts In Indonesia

According to an United nation official, a campaign to warn Indonesians about bird flu will commence next week,. This is a year after the virus infected //the first of 49 people in the country which ranks as the fourth-most-populous country in the world. ....According to John Budd, head of communications with the United Nations Children's Fund in Jakarta, thousands of government workers and s...

Indonesian Tourism on Downward Trend After Java Quake

Indonesia's tourism industry, still shaky from terror bombings and the 2004 tsunami, was dealt another blow when the May 27 earthquake devastated parts of this Javanese cultural city, a prime tourist destination. // ....The ancient royal capital with its cultural history, temples and vibrant arts and crafts scene is second only to Bali for visits by overseas tourists. ...."We're suffering anoth...

Indonesian Quake Survivors Fall Prey to Tetanus

Tetanus is major problem in the quake affected areas of Indonesia. It is a Noncommunicable disease but it spreads through direct contact //with the bacteria Clostridium tetani. It is otherwise called as lockjaw as it affects the muscles and nerves resulting in stiffness of the jaw. If not treated properly it eventually results in seizures and pneumonia. According to the recent survey it has alre...

Import of Paan from India and Indonesia is on rise in Pakistan

Chewing tobacco packed in attractive sachets is fast replacing the traditional paan in Pakistan, its growing import from India and Indonesia //belying government claims that both are banned, says a media report. ....In Karachi alone, 45,000 kg of chewing tobacco, commonly known as gutka, is being marketed daily. ....The government has permitted imports because the revenue from gutka sales is "t...

Indonesia Reportedly Fires Top Animal Health Official

Even as Indonesia struggles to cope with the full extent of bird flu, the country's top official in charge of animal health has been transferred from his post//. But agriculture ministry spokesman only commented that Sjamsul Bahri's transfer was of a routine nature. ....Sjamsul Bahri was working as director of animal health at the agriculture ministry since September 2005. Since his departure com...

Indonesia's Bird Flu Death Toll Reaches 42

The World Health Organisation confirmed the 42nd human bird flu death in Indonesia, bring the country at par with Vietnam as the two worst-hit by the virus,//a senior official of Indonesian Health Ministry said here on Thursday. .."The result was positive, we received from the WHO affiliated-laboratory in Hong Kong today," Hariadi Wibisono, the director at the ministry told Xinhua. ..According...

Culling of 2,000 fowls in Indonesia

In Indonesia’s Garut district of West Java province, poultry depopulation is being conducted by culling around 2,000 fowls, as a preventive measure against the spread of// avian flu in this area. ..According to Antara news agency, the local Animal Husbandry Service Head, Andi Rachmat said that this plan of mass culling was made after many chickens in the villages of Cigadong and Cijambe tested p...

Indonesia To Conduct Mass Vaccination Of Poultry

Indonesia plans to begin vaccinating about 300 million poultry next month against bird flu.// ....Indonesian government health officials in the midst of large-scale criticism over the country's efforts to stamp out bird flu have announced that the government plans of mass vaccination today. Indonesia has the world's highest human ..The death toll from the disease is the highest in the world and...

Bird flu Claims 51st Victim in Indonesia

A nine-year-old Indonesian boy who died shortly after being admitted to a Jakarta hospital tested positive for bird flu, //bringing the country's human toll from the H5N1 virus to 51, health officials said Monday. ....The boy, from Pondok Pinang suburb in southern Jakarta, died less than an hour after being admitted to Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital last week, which is designated to...

Child Care Centres in Tsunami Hit Indonesia

In Aceh and Nias island of Indonesia which was hit by Tsunami in 2004, the UNICEF has built 226 mother and child care centers//. ..Indonesia bore the major brunt of Tsunami which ravaged many countries and islands. Many of the inhabitants were rendered homeless. ..By establishing mother and child care centers, UNICEF aims to provide health care facilities besides developmental activities in thi...

Bird Flu Death Toll Rises To 50 In Indonesia

An 11-year-old boy who died on Monday at a local hospital in Tulungagung, East Java, became Indonesia's 50th bird flu victim, Health Ministry officials confirmed yesterday.// Runizar Ruesin from the health ministry's bird flu information center told Reuters that the boy had contact with dead chickens. ....Local tests confirmed that he died to H5N1 virus infection. Indonesia is struggling to deal...

Indonesian Siamese Twins With Three Legs In Stable Condition

Siamese twins born with three legs and three arms on the Indonesian resort island of Bali were in stable condition Friday, a health official said//. ...."It's a tough case, but so far they are stable," Wayan Sutarga, director of medical treatment at Sanglah Hospital in the Bali capital Denpasar, told DPA... .."We are still examining the babies, and we haven't decided to take any action yet," he s...
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