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Indonesia - Sept. 11, 2007 to Sept. 13, 2007

by: Michelle in OK

Tue Sep 11, 2007 at 00:04:42 AM EDT


This diary is to track news regarding Indonesia.  Please post news articles and comments relative to specific news articles on this thread.  For other discussions or questions related to Indonesia, please go here.

New Bali map (click) by Okieman and newshounds:

If you identify new cases, please post a summary of the relevant information  here to help other news searchers quickly see recent updates. Go here for Priority Stories. The summaries prior to May 11 are  here.

Mystery Illness
8/26 Pulau Tabuan Island, Lampung: 4 dead, hundreds ill, thousands of chickens died
9/05 Tamiflu blanket on Pulau Tabuan Island



Michelle in OK :: Indonesia - Sept. 11, 2007 to Sept. 13, 2007

The previous Indonesia News Diary is here.

A summary of Case Information For September is in this Diary.
A summary of Case Information For July-August is in this Diary.
A summary of Case Information For June is in this Diary.
A summary of Case Information For May is in this Diary.
A summary of Case Information For April is in this Diary.
A summary of Case Information for March is in this Diary.

The Indonesia maps by Okieman and the Newshounds are here.



Indonesia Summary - Updated as of 09/10/07

    2006   2007
Cases Discussed   Jun-Dec   Jan-Jun July Aug Sept Total
Died, no test results   24   18 3 0 0 21
Died, tested positive   18   23 0 4 0 27
Other tested positive   5   4 0 0 0 4
Symptoms, tests pending   146   346 5 14 11 376
Tested negative   99   173 3 12 0 188
Totals   292   564 11 30 11 616

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Indonesia Tamiflu Production
tuesday, 11 / 09 / 2007 14 : 38 wib
this year indonesia tamiflu production sendiri

Groups nusa-indonesia will medicine manufacture in tamiflu this year. With so, hoped medicine stocks preventive spesialis flu disease the bird fulfilled.

The Menteri Koordinator Kesejahteraan Rakyat Aburizal Bakrie deliver that news. " we will production myself tamifier (tamiflu policy goodness). Location in indonesia, " said aburizal in seminar sela-sela government of meeteng indonesia international with partner key on avian influenza and pandemic preparedness, at the hotel nikko, nusa two, bali, tuesday (11 / 9 / 2007).

According to minister that staunch disapa this ical, national tamiflu production will dimulai this year grand scale. Matter anggarannya diambilkan from post penaggulangan flu bird that bersumber from apbn.

Komnas captain penanggulangan flu bird krishnamurti breeze allow the kabar. Menurutnya, medicine all these years tamiflu still to suppose/assume import. In indonesia, this medicine expansion still in level racikan [slices/pieces cut] . Later, the tamiflu medicine will became national production.

According to breeze, tamiflu suggestion this seconds still 12 million dosis and has disebar [disbursed/spread] in whole Public Health Center. " with memproduksi [manufacture/make/generate] own, accordingly tamiflu stocks to the front will adequate, " he said.

Namun so, breeze to affirm tamiflu medicine not became someone of guarantee heal from disease flu bird. In fact. Medicine the only effective for 2x24 hours, so that effectiveness not poison 100 percent.

" pengelolanya soon is health departemen. Matter who that bumn will ditunjuk for memproduksi tamiflu obat, our leave to depkes, " imbuhnya.

http://www.okezone.c...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Indonesia
Questioned Over Bird Flu Preparedness

International health officials want to know what Indonesia is doing to stop the spread of avian influenza, which has claimed 85 human lives there and shows little sign of slowing. As Chad Bouchard reports for VOA from Jakarta, Indonesian officials are defending their efforts.

Officials from the United Nations' Avian and Human Influenza program are in Bali for a two-day meeting with the Indonesian government. They are assessing ways to improve the country's programs to prevent bird flu from spreading.

Indonesia's head of the National Bird Flu Committee, Bayu Krisnamurthi, says officials are getting better at quickly detecting human outbreaks of the virus.

"We already tripled the units for surveillance in Indonesia, so the components of surveillance is becoming more and more complete," said Bayu. "It's not yet perfect for all of Indonesia, but at least we made some
Continued....http://www.voanews.c...



Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


Aware US journalist in Indo
Chad Bouchard is an American freelance journalist living in Indo who provides copy for various media. He has been aware of bird flu for some time. We discovered his blog last year and some of in our BF community wrote comments on it.

His blog is here:
http://jakartachad.b...

---------

There's another link to the VOA story, here:
http://www.voanews.c...

Let me be blind to wicked text, deaf to wicked words, mute to wicked comments.


[ Parent ]
the un promise serious indonesia matter flu bird
Malay Translation:

tuesday, 11 / 09 / 2007 16 : 34 wib
the un promise serious indonesia matter flu bird

Groups nusa-nations perserikatan (the un) warned indonesia to serious menangani flu bird case. When not, poison indonesia entangled on social question large economic by the disease dampak.

The admonition passed senior co-ordinator the un for affairs avian and influenza human nabbaro david. " indonesia have large problems. If not ditangani immediate, we will entangled on big problem, " nabbaro toilet in government of meeting indonesia international with partners key on avian influenza and pandemic preparedness at the hotel nikko, nusa two, bali, tuesday (11 / 9 / 2007).

Nabbaro warned, virus circulation flu bird very quick terhitung, until dikhawatirkan pose pandemi in country a number of, including indonesia. On 2003-2005, flu bird case only ditemukan in 15 country. Namun now has current to 60 country. Artinya, him said, disease perluasan flu bird not know a bed of country.

Nabbaro admit, death of flu bird still slightly dibanding death of different disease. Namun in pandemi situation, no cause time long for death in large aggregate. Least of all this disease appeared without admonition and every country not owns admonition system use prevent flu bird.

Kesra menko bakrie aburizal admit, flu bird case berdampak poison large, terutama knock social and economic. Menurutnya, who has garrisoned indonesia into stage third flu case brung. Of 12 terjangkit provinsi, jutaan bird died and has 85 people lose and stated positive virus terserang h5n1.

Namun so, he declared, in indonesia to seconds this have not ditemukan contagion case flu bird from man to man. Indonesia, him said has endeavour meet standar practice flu bird penanganan. Governing kesadaran district maupun warganya has more favourable.

Ical mencontohkan country tanggap flu bird in bali. With kesadaran the, society owns kreativitas to menandangkan their bird used net. So also a number of pelajarnya did penyadaran kampanye case bird. " this upaya to protect their own, " imbuhnya.

http://www.okezone.c...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Bird flu conference to start in Bali
September 11, 2007
http://www.thejakart...

JAKARTA: An international conference on bird flu, titled Key Partners on Avian Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness, will be held in Jimbaran in Bali on Tuesday.

"Three Indonesian ministers -- Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Aburizal Bakrie, Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari and Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono will attend the meeting," Iqbal, a member of the meeting's organizing committee, said in Denpasar, as quoted by Antara.

Some 150 participants, including several from countries which have been providing financial assistance to Indonesia for bird flu control, will attend the conference, he said.

Speakers at the meeting, which will be officially opened by Minister Aburizal Bakrie, will include David Naborro of UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Bayu Krisnamurthi, the executive chairman of the National Commission on Bird Flu Control and Avian Influenza Pandemic Preparedness.

Bali Governor Dewa Made Beratha is scheduled to explain efforts made by the Bali provincial administration to deal with bird flu on the island at the event.

Two Balinese people recently died after contracting bird flu.-- JP


Belum Aman BF virus
Selasa, 11 September 2007
Kubar Belum Aman Virus Flu Burung
SENDAWAR - Avian Influenza (AI) atau yang akrab dikenal flu burung merupakan penyakit infeksi akut yang disebabkan oleh virus influenza tipe A dan ditularkan oleh unggas. Virus ini menginfeksi unggas seperti burung peliharaan, burung liar, burung puyuh, burung unta, ayam, bebek, dan angsa. Namun bisa juga lewat hewan mamalia seperti babi, kuda, kucing, dan anjing laut. Hal ini disampaikan Carta A Gunawan, ketua Penanggulangan HIV dan Flu Burung RSUD A Wahab Sjahranie. Ia mengatakan ini dalam Simposium Penanggulangan Terpadu Flu Burung di Auditorium Tulur Aji Jangkat Kantor Bupati Kubar, kemarin.
Ia menjelaskan, proses penularan flu burung pada manusia dengan melakukan kontak langsung pada unggas yang telah positif terkena virus H5N1 serta dari manusia ke manusia. Orang yang merawat pasien dengan keluhan flu burung katanya, juga sangat berisiko. "Virus ini menyerang saluran pernapasan pada unggas dan juga manusia melalui kotoran ayam. Bisa juga penularannya melalui udara di sekitar tempat virus atau memegang unggas yang terserang virus flu burung," terang Carta yang juga dokter spesialis penyakit dalam RSUD A Wahab Sjahranie.
Agar virus ini tak menyebar, katanya, sebaiknya ada program yang jelas dari pemerintah untuk penanggulangannya. Untuk lebih tegas, katanya, dengan lebih banyak melakukan sosialisasi kepada masyarakat. "Tidak medis saja yang bertanggung jawab, namun segala pihak dapat bekerja sama menghadapi flu burung ini," pintanya.
Sementara dokter hewan Dinas Pertanian Kubar I Wayan Narendra mengatakan, untuk Kubar sudah ada indikasi flu burung, tepatnya di Kampung Simpang Raya Kecamatan Barong Tongkok dengan 1.000 ekor ayam yang mati dari 1.500 sampai 1.700 populasi yang ada. "Namun tidak ada masyarakat yang terinfeksi virus flu burung," kata Narendra.
Ia menambahkan, Kubar belum dapat dikatakan aman dari flu burung karena masih harus dilihat dalam 2 tahun ke depan. Bila aman akan diberikan surat keterangan dari provinsi, bahwa tidak ada kasus namun dengan bukti data laboratorium dan surat rekomendasi. "Sampai saat ini kami melakukan berbagai upaya dan imbauan dengan melakukan vaksin terhadap unggas, penyemprotan, dan memberikan obatnya langsung pada masyarakat," katanya.
Kemudian, telah melakukan sosialisasi di 5 kecamatan dan vaksinasi di 8 kecamatan. "Jika ada gejala atau indikasi maka kami juga mengambil sampel darah dan mengirim untuk membuktikan ada atau tidak virus H5N1 ke lab di Banjarmasin," jelasnya. Ia berharap, dari sosialisasi atau penyuluhan dapat segera dilakukannya penata laksana peternakan dan kandang ternak di lingkungan masyarakat agar lebih rapi dan juga tidak mengganggu terutama untuk di padat permukiman.(hms14)

*Malay Translation*

tuesday, 11 September 2007
Belum Aman Virus Flu Burung kubar
SendAwar-Avian Influenza (AI) or that staunch on the map flu bird is acute infection disease that caused by influenza virus tipe a and ditularkan by bird. This virus bird menginfeksi like bird peliharaan, wild bird, puyuh(quail) bird, camel bird, chicken, bebek(baby?), and geese. Namun poison also late mammal hewan(beast) like a pig, horse, cat, and sea-lions. This case passed Carta A Gunawan, boss Penanggulangan(tackling) HIV and Flu Burung RSUD A Wahab Sjahranie. It say this in Simposium Penanggulangan Terpadu Flu Burung in Auditorium Tulur Aji Jangkat Kantor Bupati Kubar, kemarin(yesterday).

It defined, contagion process flu bird of mankind with did on direct contact that bird has positive get H5N1 virus and from mankind to mankind. People who are attend pasien(out patient,patient) with flu and groans bird he said, also very berisiko(at risk). "This virus attack on pernapasan channels bird and also man through dirt chicken. poison also penularannya through air in around virus place or holds that bird virus terserang flu bird," Bright Chart that also spesialis dokter disease in RSUD A Wahab Sjahranie.

For this virus do not menyebar, he said, sebaiknya have clear programme from governing to penanggulangannya. To mIt increased, Kubar not could say peace from flu karena bird still should seen in 2 years to the front. When peace will offered evidence letter from provinsi, bahwa(that) have not got case but even so with data and evidence laboratorium and letter rekomendasi. "arrived this seconds our did various upaya(ability) and imbauan with did vaccine to bird, penyemprotan, and gave obatnya direct on society," He said.

Later, has did socialization in 5 kecamatan and vaksinasi(vaccination) in 8 kecamatan. "if have symptoms or indikasi accordingly our also took blood sample and sent to proves whether have or not H5N1 virus to lab in Banjarmasin," Jelasnya. It hope, from socialization or penyuluhan(espionage) could immediate he did penata laksana peternakan(farm) and pen ternak(livestock) in community ambit so that more elegant and also instead of disturbing terutama(especially) to in economical permukiman.(hms14) ore firm, he said, more many did socialization to society. "no medis(medical) just that bertanggung answer, but even so all parties could work same deal with this bird flu," Pintanya.
While hewan(beast) dokter Dinas Pertanian Kubar I Wayan Narendra say, for Kubar has there 's flu bird indikasi, to be precise in Kampung Simpang Raya Kecamatan Barong Tongkok with 1.000 ekor(tails) the dead chicken from 1.500 arrived 1.700 populasi that there 's. "namun have not got that society virus terinfeksi flu bird," Said Narendra.

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Asst. U.S. Trade Rep for Envir. & Nat. Resources goes to Indonesia
Excerpt:

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Visits Jakarta to Discuss Illegal Logging,  National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

September 11, 2007

Bahasa Indonesia

Mark Linscott, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, led a delegation to Indonesia from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) September 5-7, 2007. The delegation met with key Indonesian government officials at the Investment Coordinating Board, Ministries of Industry and Forestry, the National Intellectual Property Rights Working Group, the ASEAN Secretariat and a group of business leaders and NGO activists to discuss a wide range of issues, including illegal logging, intellectual property rights (IPR) and bilateral trade.

-snip-

Other Members of the USTR delegation included Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Doug Bell, Director for South East Asia David Katz and Director of the Office of Intellectual Property Rights Rachel Bae.

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is the U.S. government agency which negotiates directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, resolve trade disputes and participate in global trade policy organizations. They also meet with governments and other groups to gather input on trade issues and explain the U.S. President's trade policy positions.

http://jakarta.usemb...

I am not like other birds of prey....


National Intellectual Property Rights?
Could this refer to a vaccine for bird flu?  Hmmmm.  Quite a euphemism.

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson

[ Parent ]
that was my thought.....n/t


I am not like other birds of prey....

[ Parent ]
you can see the juxtaposition
of various issues.  Read this Greenpeace article for background on issues of illegal logging.  http://www.greenpeac...  It says 80% of Indonesian timber exports come from illegal logging.  It's a huge problem around the world when massive areas of forest are destroyed every year.  This has implications not just for global warming (by removing the 'carbon sinks') but also the disturbance of the natural habitats of wildlife and bringing exotic species in contact with humans in ways that would not have naturally occurred, which contributes to the increasing number of zoonotic diseases.

I don't know the trade/business interests angle of this, but certainly tying these issues together with intellectual property rights and investments sounds like they are doing the good cop/bad cop routine on a number of issues simultaneously.  How much of that has to do with avian flu is anybody's guess though.



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
Juxtaposition.....
Now there's a word I had to look up SusanC! LOL!

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[ Parent ]
lol n/t




All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
Riau - 65 People Tested - Results Negative
[Riau: 65 people tested who came in contact with GS are negative. They will continue to check them for 14 days].

uji meski negative sample, diskes continued do check
tuesday, 11 september 2007
to 65 people who are contact with almarhum gerhat
echoes report redaksi@riautoday. com setara
Uji pekanbaru--meski sample 65 people who are contact with gerhat saragih, sacrifice pasien flu bird, that done kesehatan dinas (diskes) accentuates product negative, but even so fixed check upaya done to 14 day.

Such a thing passed pelayanan kasubdis kesehatan and gizi riau diskes masters burhanuddin answer this day riautoday. com, tuesday (11 / 9).

To 65 people who are contact with almarhum gerhat the masing-masing to 65 people this has taken blood sample. In hospital early six candidates bros, in around place live sacrifice in the country hangtuah kampar of 14 people, oil lamp clinic of three people, rs santa maria of 28 people, arifin rsud ahmad of seven people and family pasien of seven people.

product ' ' meski sample expressed negative but us fixed continued invigilate to 14 day to the front,'' Clear burhanuddin.

http://www.riautoday...

I am not like other birds of prey....


More on meeting in Bali
["carry a knife....." Also, the location below, Abiansemal" is a hot spot in Bali]

terkait ai, pernah menko didatangi berpisau clump

Denpasar (news midst)-the Minister of Co-ordinator the field of well being Aburizal people Bakrie admitted, in visits to a buah propinsi in indonesia have frequented with a group of residents carried knife, after them told destroy unggasnya positive flu bird terinfeksi ((influenza aviant / ai).

" imbauan to destroy bird that ai terinfeksi the last two years a year not warga digubris, but even so now in sadar their destroy unggasnya that ai tertular, " said aburizal menko bakrie in jimbaran, nusa two, tuesday bali.

It spoke the matter when opened internasional standard meeting individual flu bird membahas (government of meeting indonesia international with partners key on avian influensa) that involved 150 participants from sebelas country.

The matter berkat idea and kesadaran society about arti for important kesehatan all, and protect and menangkal so that the that cut disease not more current.

To the governing prepare successor fund for unggas-unggas that confiscated, with value averages rp 12.500 to ekor.

" berapapun bird that confiscated karena anticipated ai terinfeksi, governing finished take his place suitable stipulation and practice administrasi, " said aburizal menko bakrie.

It admitted, society kesadaran that mulai grow on anjuran and that measures perpetrated governing, sebagian people karena mulai alarm and khawatir virus attack ai be influenza pandemi.

With various move and antisipasi that have been effected hoped virus contagion ai not current from all these years that has terjangkit on 12 propinsi from 33 propinsi in the Indonesian homeland.

" bali is propinsi that ke-12 h5n1 terinfeksi and has snatch two of soul sacrifice. Mudah-mudahan with various penanggulangan and antisipasi the disease could ditanggulangi in tuntas, " hope aburizal menko bakrie.

Kesra menko bakrie aburizal captain of komite national flu running bird and kesiapsiagaan deal with influenza pandemi didampingi minister of agriculture minister of agriculture dr. Ir. Apriyantono anton have the time held teleconference with country and society sedang still; while; even though, Abiansemal sub-district, badung district that all these years be example/illustration project/undertaking country attentive flu bird maladies.

Percontohan proyek that dirintis since nopember 2006 the after around 600 family head and 600 undergrad from various education jenjang follow resiko kampanye flu bird that being described as clump co-ordinator regional work (kkr) prof bali dr ketut suata.

Late resiko kampanye flu bird and pandemi society influenza according to country head sedang I puja made astra understand and know how mengurangi tertular resiko flu bird maladies.

Percontohan country tanggap very important birds flu for bali, made a mental note little island that economical population also owns that ternak fine many.

Apart from the, also last lintas ternak that last economical until be factors mortal facilitate persebaran flu bird.

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Indonesia Seeks Russian Help To Fight Bird Flu
http://en.rian.ru/wo...
September 11, 2007

NUSA DUA (Indonesia), RIA Novosti) - Indonesia, which accounts for over 40% of the worldwide human death toll from avian influenza, hopes for Russia's assistance in the fight against the disease, an Indonesian minister said Tuesday.

"Indonesia needs to cooperate with all interested countries in this sphere, including Russia," Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Aburizal Bakrie said at the opening of the international conference Key Partners on Avian Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness, which opened Tuesday in Jimbaran, in Bali.

Since 2003, when bird flu first hit countries in Asia, international experts feared the virus could mutate into a form that spread easily among people, sparking a global pandemic.

"We know of interesting work done by Russian doctors in the sphere of vaccines development, and Indonesia would be grateful if Russia shared its experience," the minister said.

Russia completed the first phase of clinical trials for a human vaccine against the H5N1 bird flu virus in late March. Researchers said they had developed vaccine production techniques and commercial production could be started immediately in the event of a pandemic. Speaking at the opening of the two-day conference, which addresses priorities in the fight against bird flu in 2007-2008, Bakrie said that at the moment Indonesia had registered 106 human bird flu cases, 85 of them fatal.

Last Thursday, an Indonesian farmer died in the Sumatra province after slaughtering an infected chicken, bringing the number of people killed by H5N1 virus worldwide to 200.
The world's fourth most populous country, which was struck by a devastating tsunami in December 2004, Indonesia is one of the most popular venues for international tourists, and bird flu cases may jeopardize the country's tourism industry and economy.

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


Indonesian word: "cooperation"???
Comment on "Indonesia [...] hopes for Russia's assistance in the fight against the disease, [...]. Indonesia needs to cooperate with all interested countries in this sphere, including Russia [...]":

Would those in Indonesia who are not willing to share samples have got hold of the meaning of "cooperation" as in "mutual benefit", "reciprocal agreement", "bilateral arrangement", "joint collaboration"?

Further, would those people bear in mind that the meaning of the word "cooperation" may not be understood, yet, possibly for a loooong time, by a majority of other nations who were the object of Indonesia's possessiveness of its virii...

Would I be paranoid in thinking that if Indonesia, after stalling the world for months on the subject of samples sharing, could secure a mutually beneficial arrangement with a nation capable of producing human H5N1 vaccines in the very near future, then something would be badly afoot in Indonesia?

Or possibly I'm a subconcsious conspiracy theorist, and the simple explanation may be that Indonesia has found lots and lots of money to purchase the vaccines to a country beleaguered with economic problems -- however possessing advanced scientific capacity? No? No. No?

Let me be blind to wicked text, deaf to wicked words, mute to wicked comments.


[ Parent ]
FrenchieGirl, I think you're on to something. n/t


"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson

[ Parent ]
I' m reading it the other way round
Would I be paranoid in thinking that if Indonesia, after stalling the world for months on the subject of samples sharing, could secure a mutually beneficial arrangement with a nation capable of producing human H5N1 vaccines in the very near future, then something would be badly afoot in Indonesia?

This 'policy' of refusing to share virus samples as bargaining position from the Indonesian government has been going on since at least January 07, so No, I wouldn't interpret this as something badly afoot in the short term sense.  Remember these negotiations don't happen overnight.  For that to come out in the news means it has been going on for some time behind closed doors.

I'm reading it in this context, that I commented on the other day.  Note my thoughts on the withdrawal of influence resulting in other less desirable influences dominating. http://www.newfluwik...  The US trade team visit is part of this picture as well

This "cooperation" is a way of saying to the world, and it's nothing other than the reality, that "if you don't give us what we want, someone else will.  Just wait and see."

Or possibly I'm a subconcsious conspiracy theorist, and the simple explanation may be that Indonesia has found lots and lots of money to purchase the vaccines to a country beleaguered with economic problems -- however possessing advanced scientific capacity? No? No. No?

They don't need to have lots and lots of money.  Indonesia is one of the most strategically important nations on this planet for many geopolitical reasons.  I will mention one - it has control over the Strait of Malacca.  From this wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia....

From an economic and strategic perspective the Strait of Malacca is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world, an equivalent of the Suez Canal, or the Panama Canal. The Strait forms the main ship passageway between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, linking three of the world's most populous nations: India, Indonesia and China as well as linking the regions east of the strait with powerhouse economies such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The Strait carries 50,000 vessels per year, carrying between one-fifth and one quarter of the world's sea trade. A quarter of all oil shipments carried by sea come through the Strait, in 2003, an estimated 11 million barrels (1,700,000 m³) a day,[citation needed] a trade that is expected to expand as oil consumption rises in China.

At Phillips Channel near Singapore, the Strait narrows to 2.8 km (1.5 nautical miles) wide, creating one of the world's most significant traffic bottlenecks [1].

For example, much of the oil going to Japan has to go through that strait, and Japan is the world's second riches nation.  It's (actual and perceived) wellbeing has major consequences to the rest of the world.  Changing the power equation of influence in Indonesia has widespread implications for world economy and the stability of the region.

Note also reference to bush fires affecting shipping:

"Another risk is the yearly haze caused by raging bush fires in Sumatra. It can reduce visibility to 200 m, forcing ships to slow down in the busy strait. Some fear it might also give cover to terrorists or pirates."

Much of this can be attributed to the direct and indirect effects of illegal and excessive logging, as explained in this article on Australia bushfires science of forest fires and role of logging industry

The world cannot afford to not negotiate with the Indonesians, however distasteful it may seem to those among us who take the moral high ground on the virus sample sharing issue.  Countries including those in the West do not have the luxury of being able to take a stand on single issues like we can, and that's the reality.



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
You may both be right
First - what did Indonesia trade or offer to get this "cooperation"? Second - How desperate were they to "cooperate"?  Not sure we would like the answer to either question.  Paranoia or fear may be appropriate in both cases.

As for Intellectual Property Rights (patent infringement and copyrights - think movies, DVDs, CDs, watches, designer goods and a range of other products) are always a big issue around the world for the US.  US officials are engaging others on these issues constantly.  Some countries pick and chose if and how they will enforce Intellectual Property Rights.  Some countries ignore them until they can profit by them and then only selectively.


[ Parent ]
I think they are getting alot
out of holding the samples. I think I read where they did a big arms deal with the russians (yes it was one billion dollars worth. ) http://voanews.com/e... , several other countries are giving them money to fight the virus including the US. Japan also has given them a lot of money in aid. http://www.japantoda... (Japan pledges Y25 mil bird flu aid to Indonesia).

Meanwhile they somehow can afford to spend great sums of money on weapons. Sigh.

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson


[ Parent ]
agree
Some countries pick and chose if and how they will enforce Intellectual Property Rights.  Some countries ignore them until they can profit by them and then only selectively.

It's a major area of contention not just among countries, and not just in business, but is an ongoing area of debate among scholars of many disciplines as well as media, including the rise of free media eg using GNU on the internet.  We may be moving into an era when a lot of status quo may have to be re-negotiated, including the push to get scientific papers available for free.  But these are the 'easier' topics.  The more serious ones involve life and death issues for millions around the world.

The big debates on 'essential medicines' eg for HIV/AIDS and TB illustrate how difficult it is to solve such problems.  The occurrence of multiple drug-resistant TB that is beginning to threaten the West illustrates how we cannot afford to ignore the suffering and needs of people in developing countries, quite aside from the moral issues.  The world is IMHO only at the beginning stages of trying to find a solution to such problems, and the H5N1 virus sample sharing vs access to the products of research from such samples aka vaccines is but a subset of wider issues. 

This WHO report Public health, innovation and intellectual property rights is a good overview of the many complex issues involved and, to my mind, the long road to solutions, if ever we get there. 

Sigh...



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
IPR is also covered as part of the World Trade Organization under something called TRIPs (TRIPs is a Treaty)and under the World Intellectual Property Organization (treaties but very loose knit).  It is all very controversial and contentious.  What is going on with Indo is a small part of the discussion but with a large consequence.

[ Parent ]
Wow! I had no idea about the strategic location of Indonesia
with regards to the oil (and other goods) shipping industry. There are political, military and economic repercussions I don't even want to think about if Indonesia has a melt down due to bf and/or other disasters, allowing some kind of coup to take place, possibly one backed by a nation with the military might to effectively blockade that strait.

Always have a plan B.

[ Parent ]
also remember
that Indonesia is the world's most populous Islamic nation.



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
on the subject of meltdown in Indonesia
Like I said, whether we like it or not, tptb in our governments (yours, mine, and everyone else's) have much more limiting choices than the public can understand.  That's not an excuse for inappropriate actions of course, just an attempt on my part to fill in a few gaps in the picture.  We are sometimes at risk of being such a 'single issue' community that from time to time we need to step out and get a bigger understanding before we can understand or judge the actions of governments.



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
I remember reading not too long ago
and I may have posted it on Indonesian Political Trends at PFI...don't know...that China was beefing up it's patrol of the strait of Malacca.

I am not like other birds of prey....

[ Parent ]
The strait is known for piracy
This is a growing concern for the region for many reasons.

[ Parent ]
SNAP! LOL Spartan!
we seem to think along similar lines.



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[ Parent ]
the piracy problem
is a serious and acute threat to shipping and trading on that route.  China of course is only protecting it's own interests, but in some ways if that helps stabilize the region somewhat, there is some benefit to that. 

Having said that, I'm under no illusion that every single country/power on this planet is out there primarily for their own benefit/profit, and humanitarian/global concerns are very far down the list of priorities.  It's the same whether it is China, Russia, Indonesia, or the US.



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
I enjoyed reading this discussion.
It was informative and lively, and everyone contributed something valuable about a very little known area.  I really don't know what is going on.  But I think it's much simpler than we think.  Russia has something that Indonesia wants.  And Indonesia has something that Russia wants.  They are making a deal.  What that deal is, well, your guess is as good as mine.

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson

[ Parent ]
Strait of Malacca
...it [Indonesia] has control over the Strait of Malacca.

Indonesia doesn't have sole control over the strait -- parts of the strait lay in Malaysian and Thai waters -- and a smaller part of it is also known as the Strait of Singapore (presumably controlled by Singapore).

http://www.american....

I dunno, though -- the most navigable parts might be in Indonesia's waters.

Proud FAF-er.


[ Parent ]
comment

At PFI, on the Indo Political Trends diary:
http://tinyurl.com/2...

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:01 pm  Post subject: 
RI, China exploring possibility of joint maritime operations

I am not like other birds of prey....


[ Parent ]
well. that was not supposed to be
strictly interpreted, but Indonesia is definitely the major power out of the countries in that region.  Plus, it doesn't really matter whether they have sole control or only parts of it, ships have to go through the WHOLE strait to get out the other end.  The area is just rife with problems.



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
Yes - definitely an area rife with problems!
Not least of which is piracy.  Yikes!

It's not all that important, but I was just wondering if it would be possible to navigate through the WHOLE Malacca Strait only in Malaysian/Singaporan territorial waters (or only in Indonesian waters for that matter).

It might be, depending on the the depths, etc., as the maritime boundary between the two countries runs almost in the middle of the strait:

http://geo-boundarie...
(see - Figure 3.a Indonesia-Malaysia Maritime Boundaries)

Irregardless, Indonesia could, presumably, make it bl**dy awkward for anyone wanting to use the strait if it wanted to.

Proud FAF-er.


[ Parent ]
very very interesting. n/t


I am not like other birds of prey....

[ Parent ]
Law of the sea and piratical military?
I believe that free passage of shipping in straits such as Malacca are part of the Law of the Sea, to which Indonesia is a signatory, although they could object to very large tankers on safety or environmental grounds. On the other hand, there are recurrent rumors of cooperation between the pirates and the Indonesian military. These may be baseless, but given the assets they have, it should be possible to track boats that approach large ships. As always, the situation is as murky as the atmosphere with the big fires that cloud much of SE Asia!

[ Parent ]
Indonesia and vaccine negotiations
Would I be paranoid in thinking that if Indonesia, after stalling the world for months on the subject of samples sharing, could secure a mutually beneficial arrangement with a nation capable of producing human H5N1 vaccines in the very near future, then something would be badly afoot in Indonesia?

Back in April, Indonesia was in talks with Egypt re. the production of a human bf vaccine, so clearly they have been reaching out to all sorts of nations/companies over the past who-knows-how-long.  I haven't seen any more on these Indo-Egyptian negotiations since then....

Indonesia eyes bird flu vaccine cooperation with Egypt
03 Apr 2007 07:50:40 GMT
Source: Reuters

JAKARTA, April 3 (Reuters) - Indonesia is looking to work with Egypt to produce a human bird flu vaccine, its trade minister said on Tuesday.

Indonesia is the hardest-hit country for human fatalities with 71 victims of the H5N1 virus strain confirmed so far. Egypt has recorded 32 human cases, 13 of them fatal, the highest figures for any country outside Asia.

"Indonesia and Egypt have bird flu cases. But Egypt has more advanced pharmaceutical experience and has produced a variety of vaccines. Thus, the possibility for cooperation is wide open," minister Mari Pangestu told a news conference after a meeting with an Egyptian trade delegation.

"Hopefully, the cooperation can produce a vaccine that is suitable for Indonesia."

The Egyptian delegation led by International Cooperation Minister Fayza Aboulnaga is in Jakarta for three days of talks.

Pangestu gave no details of the plan, but said cooperation in producing a human bird flu vaccine would be part of economic talks between the two countries....

http://www.alertnet....



Proud FAF-er.

[ Parent ]
As if this topic weren't already complicated enough . . .
http://news.yahoo.co...
Indonesia, Russia sign arms pact as Putin visits by Nabiha Shahab, Thu Sep 6, 9:38 AM ET

Indonesia and Russia inked a billion-dollar arms deal Thursday during a visit by President Vladimir Putin that will see the world's fourth most populous nation snare a range of Moscow-financed hardware.  Under the agreement, Russia is providing a line of credit for Jakarta to use to buy its helicopters, tanks and submarines. The deal was among a slew of agreements, including on energy, mining and counter-terrorism, sealed during Putin's stop in Indonesia, the first by a Russian or Soviet leader in nearly five decades.

The Russian president, accompanied by a large delegation of energy, banking and weapons industry representatives, met with his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for bilateral talks.  Yudhoyono told a press conference that the two nations' defence cooperation "will be improved in order to modernise our arms and military equipment for the navy, air force and army with a one-billion-dollar credit scheme."

The arms agreement follows Indonesia's signing of a deal to buy six Sukhoi-30 fighter planes at a Moscow airshow last month and is seen as a move to help it reduce its dependence on US weaponry.  Military relations between Jakarta and Washington have been improving after a long period in which they were suspended because of the Indonesian military's human rights record, but Jakarta has been pursuing a broader military strategy.

Defence minister Juwono Sudharsono, asked why Russian hardware was chosen, said that a deal with Moscow was less "politically complex" than with other nations. He noted that the British had acted to stop their equipment being used by the Indonesian military during the now resolved separatist conflict in Aceh.

Kusnanto Anggoro, a political and military affairs analyst with the Centre for Strategic International Studies said the deal was "a concrete move in diversifying our sources for military equipment."  About a third of the overall amount would go on equipping the Sukhoi planes and the remainder would go towards buying 22 helicopters, 20 amphibious tanks and two submarines, he said.

Yudhoyono also said the leaders wanted to see two-way trade boosted from almost 700 million dollars in 2006 to a billion dollars, while Russia would make a four billion dollar investment in the mining sector here.  He was referring to a deal between Indonesia's state nickel miner Antam and Russia's Rusal, who were to agree on setting up a joint venture that will manage a bauxite mining project in West Kalimantan on Borneo island.  Other deals on the table included an agreement between Indonesian state energy firm Pertamina and Russia's Lukoil for a 1.5-billion-dollar investment in deep water oil-and-gas exploration projects.

Putin said he was "glad to say that we are very happy and satisfied with the result of this visit."

The leader later addressed the Indonesia-Russia business forum and said that Russia was "ready to help" with Indonesia's controversial plan to build a nuclear reactor on earthquake-prone Java by 2016. 

Putin was to attend a banquet before flying to Sydney for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. He is then due to fly to the United Arab Emirates.  The leader's tour is seen by analysts as part of a Kremlin strategy of expanding diplomatic influence in Asia and the Middle East.
(more)

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


[ Parent ]
yep, again read what I said
before about what happens when power or influence is withdrawn, eg when withdrawing trade or aid.  Other influences or powers come in to fill the gap.  http://www.newfluwik...



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[ Parent ]
I guess we know what Russia got
and Indo got a little bird flu help on the side.  You don't think they will be beholding to Russia - do you?  Paranoid - yes! and not just about bird flu.  So, we see Indo is strategic in many ways and to many people.  Now were they just open to the highest bidder or were they desperate? and maybe a bit or both.  I suppose time will tell.

[ Parent ]
I guess we know what Russia got
and Indo got a little bird flu help on the side.  You don't think they will be beholding to Russia - do you?  Paranoid - yes! and not just about bird flu.  So, we see Indo is strategic in many ways and to many people.  Now were they just open to the highest bidder or were they desperate? and maybe a bit or both.  I suppose time will tell.

[ Parent ]
sorry for double post - internet behaving badly


[ Parent ]
Most probably Russia will get their vote in the UN. n/t
The US had Indonesia all lined up earlier with its vote against Iranian nuclear proliferation.  Russia also "helped" build that power plant in Brushehr. Indonesia is really playing the major powers right now.

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson

[ Parent ]
and the ace they're holding is bird flu???
Am I reading this right? If so, if their sequences on H5N1 are important enough to be collateral on billion dollar arms deals, then tptb are more afraid of bf then they are letting on, methinks.

I also find it 'interesting' that they are considering building a nuclear reactor in Indonesia, which just had 3 major quakes in less than 24 hours, and seems to have one exceeding 8.0 every couple of years now.  Are they crazy????

Always have a plan B.


[ Parent ]
Municipal Government Teaches the Dangers of Bird Flu
http://www.suarapemb...
September 11, 2007

Jakarta-LSQB-]  Bird flu is a disease that is caused by an an influenza virus and spread by birds.

"There are no medicines that could be medically effective against bird flu disease.  The only method that is most effective is to prevent becoming infected," said Assistant Tatapraja Barat Sukarno, Jakarta, where the Pemkot teaches a wise theme. 

Barat plays a character as well in "We the Community Handling Increased Avian Influenza in the Jakarta Region" that is run by Jakarta Joint Public Relations and Protocol in the auditorium of Subdistrict Grogol Petamburan, Tuesday (11/9).  According to him, this disease has also happened in the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Laos, the Republic of China, Indonesia, and Pakistan.  It is believed that the virus source is derived from migratory birds that carry the bird infection.  Apart from this, he said, the source of the bird flu contagion that is still derived from bird is dangerous, because of the risk factors of bird flu contagion to humans.

"I appeal for society to detach chickens from their residences.  A healthy society is on the alert against and takes note of sick birds that suddenly die," he said. 

He warned, when one discovers a sick chicken or dead birds surrounding areas, to immediately report to RT/RW, Valley, Subdistrict Head, Community Health Center, or to local health and farming agencies. 

"As a deterrent to this bird flu disease, Pemprov DKI Jakarta has produced Government Regulation Number 2007 for 15 years.  In the rules arranged between other societies, it is forbidden to preserve birds like chicken, duck, entog, geese, virginity bird, and quail birds," stated H Sukarno.

Concerning the Kabag Jakarta Public Relations and Protocol, Barat Syarief says, these activities are held to inform the public about flu bird that this is still an issue in the middle of society (middle class?), not only in Indonesia, but also in some other countries.

"Up to now many in society still do not understand what, why, and how bird flu affects everyday life.  Consequently, many of society's perceptions offend that society's residents and so it is seldom that this case is even considered to be a serious problem to understand and not a wrong perception," said Syarief.

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


Indonesia to start producing Tamiflu
hat-tip Dutchy

09/11/07 21:27

Indonesia to start producing Tamiflu

Denpasar (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will start producing oseltamivir (tamiflu) pills in an adquate amount this year in anticipation of the possibility of a further spread of the bird flu virus.

Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Aburizal Bakrie said here on Tuesday the drug would be produced in an adequate quantity so the country no longer needed to import it.

He made the statement after opening the Government of Indonesia Meeting with International Key Partners on Avian Influenza attended by 150 participants from 11 countries.

He said the authority to produce the anti-bird flu medicine was fully in the hands of the minister of health. "It is the minister of health who will designate the company that will produce the medicine," he said.

He hoped production of the medicine at home could be done well like producing generic medicines so that the price could be made as low as possible.

The pills would later be distributed to community health care centers across the country as well as to general hospitals in districts and provinces in anticipation of the possibility of a further spread of the disease.

The virus had so far affected 12 out of the country`s 33 provinces , including the tourist island of Bali.

The head of Bali`s health service, Dr Dewa Ketut Oka, said supply of anti-bird flu pills in Bali was adequate.(*)
http://www.antara.co...
http://news.xinhuane...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Uh-huh...
...and they said the same thing in 2005.  :-/  (Did it really take them 2 years to decide whether to get the raw materials from China or Korea?)

Avian Flu Rampant In Indonesian Capital Of Jahkarta
by Mike Baron
Nov 25, 2005

Indonesia said Friday it would begin producing the bird flu drug Tamiflu with help from Swiss-based drug manufacturer Roche Holding AG. 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," according to published reports.

Indonesia can now produce the antiviral drug, according to published reports, and the country will start making it as soon as it decides whether to get the raw materials from China or Korea, said Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari.

"This means we can produce Tamiflu in our own factories," she told The AP.

"Tamiflu does not have patent protection in Indonesia," Roche spokesman Baschi Duerr said from the company's headquarters in Switzerland. "Indonesia is therefore free to produce Tamiflu as long as the product is distributed only in the domestic market."

http://www.postchron...

Proud FAF-er.


[ Parent ]
how depressing. n/t


I am not like other birds of prey....

[ Parent ]
As I recall, the production of tamiflu is a lengthy and complex process
made all the more so by a very limited supply of the key ingredient, star anise. 

Always have a plan B.

[ Parent ]
Star anise? Now that's
an interesting ingredient for a drug! Learn something new.

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[ Parent ]
I think they have found
synthetic ways of making it now, accounting for the massive increase in production volume in the past year..  How much of the overall production is synthetic I'm not sure.



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[ Parent ]
Teleconference two minister with country and resident Sedang

Teleconference two minister with country and resident Sedang

Island two, telekonfrensi item flu bird bertema, between two minister, namely Menko Aburizal Bakrie and minister of agriculture Pertanian Anton Apriatono with country and society Sedang, Abiansemal Badung takes place fluent, tuesday (11 / 9) day.

Telekonfrensi seconds, two minister was in a hotel nikko space with hundreds lokal participants although foreign on item named '"Government of Indonesia Meeting with International Key Partner on Avian Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness ". In the lines welcome preceded Kepala Desa Sedang Budastra.

Further son a number of school and resident asked seputar questions flu bird. Even a resident people Oka Adnyana in continued bright ask the aid of net for pen bird. And, a siwa people SD, masters, also ask the aid of gadget clean hand in sekolahnya as deterrent flu bird virus.

two of the instance of warga the sedang country direct disanggupi ical (staunch greeting bakrie aburizal, red.). " We finished help net and gadget clean hand. by all means soon write, and pass to Jakarta through Sekretaris Provinsi district Bali, " Ujar ical.

Two like gadget the resident instance it is bagian from rules in deterrent attempts contaminated or virus contagion flu bird, chiefly from bird to man.

While Anton Minister of Agriculture Aprinatono also warned that preserve bird citizen, to lie cage minimal berjarak 2-3 metres of the house. " kandangnya also should clean up tiap hari, dan tiap disemprot week with desinfektan or bisamenggunakan kaporit dilution, " the Minister of Anton message

http://www.beritabal...

I am not like other birds of prey....


"Teleconference"
Ah ha!  So this is what this reference to a 'teleconference' was all about the other day:

Meeting international investigation bird flu in Bali
Sept 8, 2007

(...)

Iqbal mention, Menko Kesra and second Minister Cabinet Indonesia unite to be accompanied Bayu Krisnamurthi finished meeting aforementioned give information to journalists soon "teleconference" from Desa Sedang, a village react bird flu in Kabupaten Badung.

(...)

http://www.newfluwik...

So, it's sounds like a teleconference between Minister Bakrie & Minister Apriatono (Dept of Agriculture), who are both at the big bf meeting in Bali, and the residents of Desa Sedang.  Sounds like the residents were able to ask questions of the ministers.

Proud FAF-er.


[ Parent ]
yes, I was all excited when I found it.
So now we know what that was all about.

I am not like other birds of prey....

[ Parent ]
Burung Jadi Ancaman Dunia Flu
Selasa, 11 September 2007 14:26:00
Flu Burung Jadi Ancaman Dunia

Denpasar-RoL-- Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat Aburizal Bakrie menegaskan, serangan virus flu burung (H5N1) menjadi ancaman serius di berbagai negara di belahan dunia termasuk Indonesia, yang memerlukan penanganan sungguh-sungguh, tanpa mengabaikan jenis penyakit lainnya.

"Dari segi jumlah korban yang meninggal akibat virus H5N1 masih relatif kecil, yakni 85 dari dari 106 kasus dibanding penyakit TBC yang telah merenggut ribuan korban jiwa," kata Menko di kawasan Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Bali Selasa.

Ketika membuka pertemuan bertaraf internasional khusus membahas flu burung (Government of Indonesia Meeting With International Key Partners on Avian Influensa), ia mengatakan, penyakit yang menular dari unggas ke manusia itu telah menimbulkan dampak sosial dan ekonomi yang cukup besar.

Jutaan ekor ayam mati dan sebagian lainnnya dimusnahkan akibat terjangkit flu burung (aviant influenza/AI) dan jutaan dolar AS diarahkan untuk melakukan pencegahan dengan harapan penyakit yang mematikan itu dapat ditangani tuntas. Indonesia melakukan berbagai upaya dan terobosan, termasuk bekerjasama dengan dunia internasional dalam menangani flu burung.

"Kami telah mengintruksikan kepada Menteri Pertanian dan seluruh jajaran di Propinsi dan Kabupaten/Kota untuk melakukan tindakan secara cepat dan tepat dalam menangani flu burung agar penyebaran tidak meluas," kata Menko Aburizal Bakrie yang juga ketua Komite Nasional Pengendalian Flu Burung dan Kesiapsiagaan menghadapi Pandemi Influenza. Ia mengharapkan dukungan semua pihak, khususnya seluruh lapisan masyarakat untuk berperanserta secara aktif dalam mengatasi flu burung.

Kasus H5NI di Indonesia masih terbatas pada penularan dari unggas ke manusia, selama ini belum ditemukan adanya kasus yang menular dari manusia ke manusia. Sebanyak 12 dari 33 Propinsi yang telah terjangkit flu burung di Indonesia terus meningkatkan kesiagaan dan menempuh berbagai upaya agar penyakit yang mematikan itu tidak semakin meluas.

Pertemuan yang berlangsung selama dua hari itu juga dihadiri Menteri Pertanian Dr. Ir. Anton Apriyantono, Ketua salah satu lembaga internasional (UNSIC) David Nabarro yang melibatkan 150 peserta dari sejumlah negara.

Negara yang ikut ambil bagian dalam pertemuan di Bali itu antara lain China, Kanada, Inggris, Belanda, Jerman, Korea Selatan, Selandia Baru, Firlandia, rusia dan tuan rumah Indonesia. Selain itu juga lembaga internasional antara lain FOA, WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNSIC serta lembaga-lembaga donor. antara/mim

*Malay Translation*

tuesday, 11 September 2007 14 : 26 : 00
Burung Jadi Ancaman Dunia flu
Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat Aburizal Bakrie denpasar-rol--declared, virus attack flu bird (H5N1) to act as serious threat at various country in belahan world including Indonesia, as need penanganan really, without neglected lainnya disease type." from facets total sacrifice that died of H5N1 virus still relative small, yakni 85 from from 106 case dibanding TBC disease that has snatch ribuan soul sacrifice, " said Menko in the tropics Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Bali Selasa.
When opened internasional standard meeting individual flu bird membahas (Government of Indonesia Meeting With International Key Partners on Avian Influensa), it say, that disease rampant from bird to man the has come in dampak social and economic that big enough.Million ekor chicken died and sebagian lainnnya confiscated of terjangkit flu bird (influenza aviant / ai) and jutaan Us dollar ordered to make deterrent with disease and an eye that cut the could ditangani tuntas. Indonesia did various upaya and terobosan, including to cooperate with world internasional in menangani flu bird.
Kasus H5NI in Indonesia still limited on contagion from bird to man, all these years have not ditemukan case presence that rampant from man to man. Of 12 from 33 that Propinsi has terjangkit flu bird in Indonesia continued improve kesiagaan and went through various upaya so that the that cut disease not more current.That takes place meeting for two days the also attended Menteri Pertanian Dr. Ir. Apriyantono anton, wrong Boss a internasional board (UNSIC) that involved David Nabarro 150 participants from a number of country.That follow country take bagian in meeting in the Bali between other Chinese, Canada, Inggris, Dutch, Germany, Korea Selatan, Selandia Baru, Firlandia, russia and a host Indonesia. apart from the also internasional board between other FOA, WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNSIC and donor lembaga-lembaga. between / mim

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Indonesia Anti Flu Burung
Selasa, 11 September 2007 19:00:00
Indonesia Produksi Pil Anti Virus Flu Burung

Denpasar-RoL-- Indonesia tahun ini akan memproduksi obat oseltamivir (tamiflu), yakni pil anti virus flu burung (avian influenza-AI), sebagai antisipasi pencegahan penularan virus AI dari unggas ke manusia.

"Produksi obat tersebut akan dilakukan dalam jumlah yang memadai, sehingga tidak lagi harus mengimpor," kata Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat Aburizal Bakrie kepada wartawan di Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Bali Selasa.

Ia mengatakan hal itu selesai membuka pertemuan bertaraf internasional khusus membahas flu burung (Government of Indonesia Meeting With International Key Partners on Avian Influensa) yang melibatkan 150 peserta dari sebelas negara.

Didampingi Menteri Pertanian Menteri Pertanian Dr. Ir. Anton Apriyantono Menko Aburizal Bakrie menambahkan, kewenangan sepenuhnya dalam memproduksi obat anti flu burung dalam jumlah yang memadai diserahkan kepada Menteri Kesehatan. "Menteri Kesehatan yang akan menunjuk terhadap perusahaan yang dipercaya memproduksi obat tamiflu, yang selama ini sebagian masih harus diimpor," ujar Menko Aburizal Bakrie.

Ia berharap, produksi tamiflu dalam negeri dapat dilakukan dengan baik, seperti halnya proses pembuatan berbagai jenis obat-obatan generik, sehingga harganya dapat ditekan semurah mungkin.

Obat tamiflu disebar dalam jumlah memadai di tingkat Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat (Puskesmas), maupun rumah sakit umum daerah dan rumah sakit propinsi, sebagai upaya antisipasi pencegahan dan meluasnya penyebaran virus AI. Sebanyak 12 dari 33 propinsi di Indonesia yang terinfeksi virus AI, termasuk Bali sudah tersedia tamiflu dalam jumlah yang memadai.

Bali misalnya menurut Kepala Dinas Kesehatan Propinsi Bali dr Dewa Ketut Oka mempunyai persediaan pil anti AI dalam jumlah memadai. Persediaan mulai dari Puskesmas hingga rumah sakit itu mendapat kiriman dari Departemen Kesehatan RI.

Demikian pula RSUP Sanglah Denpasar yang sejak dini dirancang sebagai rumah sakit rujukan untuk menangani pasien flu burung dari seluruh kabupaten/kota di Bali, maupun Nusa Tenggara Barat dan Nusa Tenggara Timur mempunyai persediaan obat tamiflu dalam jumlah memadai.

Demikian pula dua rumah sakit daerah lainnya masing-masing RS Tabanan dan Gianyar juga telah dipersiapkan untuk menangani penyakit AI, dilengkapi dengan fasilitas, peralatan dan obat-obatan yang madai. Demikian pula masing-masing Puskesmas diberikan jatah oseltamivir dalam jumlah mencukupi, ujar dr Dewa Ketut Oka. antara/mim
*Maylay Translation*
tuesday, 11 September 2007 19 : 00 : 00
Produksi Pil Anti Virus Flu Burung indonesia
Indonesia denpasar-rol--this year will obat memproduksi oseltamivir (tamiflu), yakni anti pill flu bird virus (avian influenza-AI), as antisipasi contagion deterrent ai virus from bird to man." the obat production will done in amount adequate, until has ceased should mengimpor, " Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat Aburizal Bakrie said to journalist in Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Bali Selasa.
It spoke the matter finished opened internasional standard meeting individual flu bird membahas (Government of Indonesia Meeting With International Key Partners on Avian Influensa) that involved 150 participants from sebelas country.
Didampingi Menteri Pertanian Menteri Pertanian Dr. Ir. Apriyantono Menko Aburizal Bakrie anton increased, kewenangan entirely in anti obat memproduksi flu bird in amount adequate delivered to Menteri Kesehatan. " the minister of Kesehatan that will pointed against enterprise that memproduksi dipercaya tamiflu obat, that sebagian all these years still should diimpor, " ujar Menko Aburizal Bakrie.It hope, tamiflu production in country could done well, like matter making process various types of obat-obatan generic, until price could ditekan semurah maybeObat tamiflu disebar in adequate amount on Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat floor (Puskesmas), maupun pain house general district and house propinsi pain, as upaya antisipasi deterrent and meluasnya virus circulation AI. Of 12 from 33 propinsi in Indonesia that virus terinfeksi AI, including Bali has ready tamiflu in amount adequate.
Bali misalnya according to dr Kepala Dinas Kesehatan Propinsi Bali Dewa Ketut Oka has anti pill preparations AI in adequate amount. Preparations mulai from Puskesmas to the hospital get post from Departemen Kesehatan RI.Again RSUP Sanglah Denpasar such a thing that since dini been programmed as house references pain to menangani flu bird pasien from whole kabupaten / city in Bali, maupun Nusa Tenggara Barat and Nusa Tenggara Timur had obat preparations tamiflu in adequate amount..Such a thing again two pain house lainnya district masing-masing RS Tabanan and Gianyar also has destined to menangani AI disease, fitted with with fasilitas, asset and obat-obatan that madai. again masing-masing Puskesmas such a thing given oseltamivir jatah in adequate amount, ujar Dewa Ketut Oka. dr between / mim

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I thought this should be posted....
Commonground gave you the link in a post above. This site shows Okieman's excellent map of cases, along with the write up below about all of you. Everbody who works so hard on this site needs to stand up and take a bow. YOU are making a difference in this big old world of indifference. Our THANKS To everyone of you. You make us proud! 

"The map you see presents collaboration at its finest, which is why the Bali government attempts at censorship of H5N1 cases are doomed to fail.  Various Internet message board "posters" at flu sites Flu Wiki and FluTrackers spend long nights translating native Indonesian newspapers, blogs and other articles, sometimes by hand, then post the translated messages for others to examine and offer additional or countering translations.  The net result is like putting a puzzle together, but the important thing is that all of these collaborators are getting pretty dang good at reading and understanding Malay, the native language of Indonesia.  The map was created by Flu Wiki and represents the best effort I have seen at placing locations with cases.  Even I did not know the extent of the number of suspected cases, nor their geographic distribution, until I saw this map at http://www.newfluwik...

These intrepid lay translators at both sites agree that nearly thirty cases of suspected H5N1 have occurred on the island.  Flu Wiki is reporting 29; FluTrackers, 28.  Only a few of these cases have tested negative; as we know, three deaths are confirmed positive, with the index case -- a young child -- where samples were never taken; and the rest are unknown.  There are new suspected cases almost every day, with four hospitalizations occurring this past weekend, 

Also very distressing is the number of infants with symptoms. 

Clearly, SOMETHING is taking place in Bali.  Many thanks to the dedicated posters at Flu Wiki(http://www.newfluwik...) and to FluTrackers (www.flutrackers.com) for their yeoman work. And thanks to Flu blogger DemFromCT for getting the word out on the map."
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Six Strategies
Indonesia tempuh all move atasi flu bird

Denpasarn (news midst)-the minister of co-ordinator the field of wellbeing aburizal people bakrie declared, indonesia has did six move strategis in mengantisipasi and overcome flu bird spread (influenza aviant / ai) suitable perserikatan saran nations (the un) disease affairs that cut the.

" sixth move strategis the umumnya could implemented well, use prevent virus circulation ai, " said aburizal menko bakrie didampingi senior co-ordinator the un for affairs flu bird, nabarro david in jimbaran, nusa two, bali, tuesday.

It spoke the matter to journalist finished opened internasional meeting individual flu bird membahas (government of meeting indonesia international with partners key on avian influenza) involved 150 participants messenger from sebelas country.

Indonesia has did strategis move between other prevent virus circulation so that not current, did-intensive communication with society and all quarters, including restrukturisasi socialization perunggasan industries national.

" a few the strategis paces has could done well, but even so individual perunggasan industry restrukturisasi national still membutuhkan time and hard work to merealisasikannya, " said aburizal menko bakrie.

Other matter headless lost important did perusal and research until contagion resources ai could known in clear, until facilitate to menanganinya in tuntas.

Apart from the did vaksinasi to whole bird type, and annihilate that bird anticipated has virus terinfeksi ai. To the governing prepare spare lost to bird that confiscated even rp12. 500 to ekor.

" berapapun the abundance of bird that confiscated the, governing has finish spare fund lost that pembayarannya done suitable stipulation and practice had happened, " ujar aburizal menko bakrie.

Governing also increase fasilitas kesehatan to menangani flu bird sufferer in hospital maupun in puskesmas and finish desa-desa for siaga deal with ai pandemi.

All that hoped afford prevent virus circulation ai en bloc menangani in tuntas a disease that cut the, that now attack 12 from 33 propinsi in indonesia.

from facets total sacrifice that died of h5n1 virus still relative small, yakni 85 from 106 case, dibanding other disease type like tbc that has snatch ribuan soul sacrifice, ujar aburizal menko bakrie

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My sites are back to business as usual -- nada, zip, zilch
There was a story in Detik warning about people selling a traditional herbal medicine that has Viagra added and can cause a heart attack, so I guess there's a chance they could start adding that to the ABBF list. ;-)

Yes, that's happening to most of us.

I went out and dug up a couple of stories from the "slush" pile. Sites that don't have daily coverage right now.

That "One Voice" campaign made sure the one voice preaches only prapaganda. You know, "There is NO H2H".

The Jawa Pos has responded by not publishing an article on Bali of any kind since September the 6th. That's 6 days as of this afternoon. They used to publish 4-6 stories a day on the Radar Bali page. Sometimes silence speaks louder than words.



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Indonesia Requested Alertness Pandemic Bird Flu
This was translated using QDT and other Indonesian sources. Remember these quotes from Nabarro have gone through an Indonesian reporter and been transcribed into Indonesian and then been translated by me into English in large part by looking up words. For instance, I doubt that Nabarro really said there had been no H2H. I imagine he said there had been no efficient H2H. If he said that, it certainly wasnt't there to  translate. It didn't make it through the Indonesian reporter. lol

http://www.tempointeraktif.com/hg/nasional/2007/09/11/brk,20070911-107394,id.html
 
Indonesia Diminta Waspadai pandemic Flu Burung
Indonesia Requested Alertness Pandemic Bird Flu
 
Selasa, 11 September 2007 | 22:53 WIB
Tuesday, 11th Of September 2007 | 22:53 WIB
 
TEMPO Interaktif, Nusa Dua:pandemicvirus flu burung sangat dikhawatirkan menimpa sejumlah negara, termasuk Indonesia. Bila hal itu terjadi, jutaan orang bisa meninggal dunia dan kerugian sosial ataupun ekonomi akan mencapai miliaran dolar.

Interactive TEMPO-- Fatherland Two:pandemic bird flu virus has made a group of countries very apprehensive, including Indonesia. When the matter happens, millions of people can can die and social loss of the economy will reach millions of dollar..

 
Senior Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa Dr David Nabbaro menyatakan hal itu dalam pertemuan antara pemerintah Indonesia dan mitra kerja internasional dalam penanganan flu burung di Nusa Dua, Bali hari ini."Saat ini kematian masih sedikit dibanding kematian akibat penyakit yang lain. Tapi, dalam situasi pandemi, tidak perlu waktu yang panjang untuk kematian dalam jumlah besar," kata Nabbaro.
 
Senior Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza of the United Nations, Dr David Nabbaro said that the  serious matter in the affair between the  government of  Indonesian and international friends is the work of handling bird flu in the two??? Islands. In Bali today."At this moment there is still little death compared with deaths resulting from other diseases.. But, in the situation of a pandemic, it doesn't take a long time for death in large numbers to take place," said Nabbaro.
 
Dia mengingatkan penyebaran virus itu terhitung sangat cepat. Pada 2003-2005, hanya ditemukan di 15 negara, tapi kini sudah berada di 60 negara. Untungnya, belum terjadi penularan virus antarmanusia.Menurut Nabbaro, bagi Indonesia, virus ini adalah masalah serius. Apalagi virus telah menyebar pada satwa unggas sehingga sangat sulit ditekan dan dikontrol. Indonesia adalah negara besar secara geografis dan secara politik sangat terdesentralisasi. "Ini sangat berbeda dengan Vietnam yang sudah sukses menangani virus ini," ujarnya.
 
He reminded that the spread of the virus is considered shockingly fast. In 2003-2005, it was only found in 15 countries, but now it is already in 60 couontries. Fortunately, it has not yet happened that the virus has spread between humans. According to Nabbaro, to Indonesia, this  virus is a serious problem. Moreover, the virus has already spread to wild birds until it is immensely difficult to suppress and control. Indonesia is a big country, both geographically and politically very decentralized. "This is very different from Vietnam which has already had success in handling the virus," he said.
 
Dia menegaskan, semua kalangan di Indonesia harus memiliki komitmen yang kuat dalam jangka panjang untuk mengatasi masalah ini. Sebab, sampai saat ini masih ada sejumlah daerah yang menolak menerapkan prosedur, terutama karena alasan ekonomi. Namun, dibanding setahun lalu, kata Nabbaro, kesadaran masyarakat ataupun pemerintah daerah sudah lebih baik.

He affirms, all circles in Indonesia must possess a powerful commitment within for the long term to surmount this problem. The reason, until this moment, as yet, there is still a group that refuses to apply the procedures, principally because of economic reasons. Yet, compared to a year ago, said Nabbaro, the awareness of society or local government is already better.
 


NICEF Helps Bantu (Nusa Tenaggara Timur) Deal with Flu Burung
http://utmk.cs.usm.my:8080/ebmt-controller/servlet/EBMTServlet2
 
Selasa, 11 September 2007 | 13:07 WIB 
 
Unicef Bantu NTT (Nusa Tenggara Timur)Hadapi Flu Burung
 
UNICEF  Helps Bantu (Nusa Tenaggara Timur) Deal with Flu Burung
 
TEMPO Interaktif, KUPANG: Badan PBB untuk masalah Anak-anak (Unicef) menyatakan akan membantu pemerintah dalam mencegah penyebaran virus flu burung (Avian Influenza) di wilayah Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT). Pernyataan ini disampaikan Unicef menyusul ditetapkannya Kabupaten dan Kota Kupang sebagai daerah endemi flu burung.

Interactive TEMPO, MUSSEL:The PBB's (United Nation's) organization  (Unicef) said it will help the  government prevent the spread of the bird flu virus (Avian Influenza) in the region of South-East Nusa Timur (NTT). This statement was delivered by Unicef following it being decided that Kabupaten and Kota Kupang was a district endemic bird flu.

 
.Kepala Biro Humas Setda NTT Eduard Gana yang dihubungi di Kupang, Selasa (11/9) mengatakan, kerjasama dengan Uncef ini akan berlangsung sampai akhir 2010. Dalam program kemitraan ini akan dibentuk tim khusus yang bertugas merancang dan melaksanakan kegiatan pencegahan dan penanggulangan penyebaran virus flu burung. "Kondisi geografis NTT yang terdiri dari ratusan pulau dengan garis pantai yang panjang, berpeluang terjadi penyebaran virus mematikan itu," katanya.

The head of the office/bureau of Purblic Relations of NTT Eduard Gana, who was  contacted at Kupang, Tuesday (11/9) said, this cooperation with UNICEF ,will take place until the end of 2010. In the program the partnership will be established as special teams on duty planning and implementing prevention activities and tackling the spread of the flu bird virus. "Geographic conditions in NTT, which is comprised of hundreds of islands with long coastlines, gives an opportunity for the spread of the deadly virus to happen ," he sai

Gubernur NTT Piet A Tallo sendiri telah mencanangkan sembilan langkah pencegahan virus flu burung yakni peningkatan biosekuriti secara ketat, depopulasi selektif di daerah tertular, vaksinasi, pengisian kembali, pembasmian di daerah tertular baru. Langkah lainnya yakni pengawasan lalu-lintas unggas, produk unggas, limbah peternakan unggas dan vaksin unggas, dan penelusuran dan peningkatan kesadaran masyarakat, serta pemantauan pelaporan dan evaluasi.
 
The Governor of NTT, Piet A Tallo, has announced nine preventive measures for fighting the bird flu virus, namely tightening the level of biosecurity, selective depopulation (of poultry, I assume) in the infected district, vaccination, return filling (providing healthy chicks?) , new eradication in the infected district. His next step, namely surveillance of the trafficking in birds, poultry products, waste from bird animal husbandry and vaccination of birds, and investigation and increasing the awareness of society, and reporting, monitoring, and evaluation.
 
Sebelumnya, Kepala Dinas Kesehatan NTT Stef Bria Seran mengatakan, Kabupaten dan Kota Kupang dinyatakan sebagai dua wilayah di NTT yang dinyatakan wilayah endemi flu burung.
 
Before, the chief of Dinas Kesehatan NTT, Stef Bria Seran, says, Kabupaten and Kota Kupang are like two districts in NTT that are declared endemic flu bird. This is based on the reslut of laboratory tests on poultry which died in the year 2004.
 
Sejauh ini belum ada warga yang dilaporkan posisif menderita flu burung. Meski demikian, pemerintah NTT telah menyiapkan tiga rumah sakit, masing-masing RSUD WZ Johannes Kupang, RSUD Maumere Kabupaten Sikka, dan RSUD Waingapu Kabupaten Sumba Timur. 
 
As far as this goes no resident has yet been reported suffering from positive bird flu. Nevertheless, NTT's government has already prepared three hospitals, respectively RSUD WZ Johannes Kupang, RSUD Maumere Kabupaten Sikka, and RSUD Waingapu Kabupaten Sumba Timur. Three hospitals that will become reference hospitals  for victims of bird flu. (Jems de Fortuna)


These are not new suspects
This is a story from Sept 10. I thought it might have some new details.

RS Sanglah Continues Arrival of Patients Suspect Flu Burung

Indosiar. com, Denpasar- The victims of ferocity of the bird flu virus in Bali continuted to grow. The local reference hospital for bird flu in the last two days received  4 new patients suspect bird flu, respectively two pre-schoolers and two adults.

Four new patients suspect bird flu  that were referenced to RS Sanglah in two days this belakangan respectively two pre-school children that is Gusti Ayu Nabila Putri and Ni Kadek Tiwi and 2 adult patients that is  Wayan Sri Inu and I Nyoman Marta. They were rushed  to the RS because they  suffered high hot, crowded breathing  and were said to have contact with birds that died suddenly at the site they lived.

For this  reason they are now situated at individual spaces for  bird flu treatment. At this moment Rumah Sakit Sanglah Denpasar attends 7 suspect patients bird flu, 4 such as pre-schoolers .
Whereas local governing tries to carry out handling  epidemic flu burung  by spraying disinfectant along with vaccination of birds and carrying out health inspections.

More info if possible on this person
We have next to nothing on them:

I Nyoman Marta

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Bali
Bali Siagakan Seluruh Lab Untuk Flu Burung
oleh Redaksi 12/09/2007 @ 14:19
DENPASAR, RABU - Bali mengerahkan segala daya dan upaya mengantisipasi dan mengatasi kemungkinan semakin meluasnya penyebaran virus flu burung (aviant influenza-AI). Seluruh laboratorium yang ada siaga untuk memprioritaskan pemeriksaan terhadap pasien yang diduga tertular virus H5N1, sehingga penanganan pasien dapat dilakukan secara cepat dan tepat, kata Sekretaris Propinsi (Sekprop) Bali I Nyoman Yasa di Denpasar, Rabu.

Ia mengatakan, sedikitnya ada tiga laboratorium yang siap siaga disamping sejumlah rumah sakit yang disiapkan sejak dini untuk melakukan perawatan khusus terhadap pasien diduga flu burung.

Ketiga laboratorium tersebut masing-masing Lab Mikrobiologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udayana, Lab Mikrobiologi RSUP Sanglah Denpasar dan laboratorium kesehatan daerah sebagai lab sub regional.

Tiga rumah sakit lainnya di Bali sejak tahun 2003 telah dirancang untuk mengantisipasi pasien flu burung. RSUP Sanglah Denpasar sebagai pusat rujuan dari Bali maupun Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB).

Dua rumah sakit lainnya masing-masing RS Sanjiwani Gianyar dan Rumah Sakit Umum Tabanan yang siap memberikan pertolongan terhadap pasien yang mengalami gejala flu burung dan tidak tertutup kemungkinan jumlah RS itu ditambah.

Demikian pula seluruh dokter dan petugas pusat kesehatan masyarakat (Puskesmas) di Bali telah diberikan keterampilan serta obat-obatan dalam jumlah yang memadai, mengantisipasi kemungkinan warga sekitar terjangkit virus flu burung. "Gubernur Bali Dewa Beratha telah mengintruksikan petugas kesehatan untuk melakukan pengamatan pada daerah-darah tertular H5N1 unggas," ujar Nyoman Yasa.

Guna mencegah hal-hal tidak diinginkan, kepada masyarakat luas ia mengharapkan agar segera membawa keluarganya ke rumah sakit bila pada si penderita ditemukan gejala terinfeksi virus flu burung. Gejala tersebut antara lain deman dengan suhu badan cukup tinggi, disertai dengan sesak atau sulit bernafas, katanya.

*Malay Translation*

Siagakan Seluruh Lab Untuk Flu Burung bali
by Redaksi 12 / 09 / 2007 @ 14 : 19
Denpasar, RABU-Bali mobilize all power and upaya mengantisipasi and overcome possibility more meluasnya virus circulation flu bird (influenza-ai aviant). Whole laboratorium that there 's siaga to memprioritaskan a check on pasien that anticipated virus tertular H5N1, until pasien penanganan could done in quick and exact, said Sekretaris Propinsi (Sekprop) Bali I Nyoman Yasa in Denpasar, Rabu.

It say, sedikitnya there 's three laboratorium that finished siaga disamping a ill amount of house that completed from dini to did treatment individual on pasien anticipated flu bird.
Third the laboratorium masing-masing Lab Mikrobiologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udayana, Lab Mikrobiologi RSUP Sanglah Denpasar and laboratorium district kesehatan as lab regional sub.
Three pain house lainnya in Bali since 1988 2003 has been programmed for mengantisipasi flu bird pasien. Sanglah Denpasar rsup as centre rujuan from Bali maupun Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB).
Sanjiwani Gianyar and Rumah Sakit Umum Tabanan that finished told help to pasien that suffered flu bird symptoms and not closed total possibility the RS ditambah.
Again tugas kesehatan centre community (Puskesmas) in Bali has given savoir-faire and obat-obatan in amount adequate, possibility mengantisipasi warga around terjangkit flu bird virus. " Bali Dewa Beratha gubernur has mengintruksikan kesehatan petugas to did pengamatan on tertular daerah-darah bird H5N1, " ujar Nyoman Yasa.

Guna prevent matters not diinginkan, to wide community it expect so that immediate to guide family to house pain when on the sufferer ditemukan terinfeksi symptoms flu bird virus. The symptoms between other deman with body and temperature tall enough, accompanied by by peak or secret breath, he said.

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Indonesia-Nabbaro speaks
PBB Ingatkan Indonesia Serius Tangani Flu Burung
oleh Redaksi 12/09/2007 @ 11:17
NUSA DUA - Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa (PBB) mengingatkan Indonesia serius menangani kasus flu burung. Bila tidak, Indonesia bisa terjebak pada persoalan sosial ekonomi yang besar akibat dampak penyakit tersebut.

Koordinator Senior PBB untuk Urusan Avian and Human Influenza David Nabbaro mengatakan bahwa persoalan flu burung merupakan persoalan besar di Indonesia. Untuk itu, semua pihak harus lebih waspada.

"Indonesia menghadapi masalah besar. Jika tidak ditangani segera, kita akan terjebak pada masalah besar," terangnya dalam acara Government of Indonesia Meeting With International Key Partners on Avian Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness di Nusa Dua, Bali, kemarin.

Dia mengingatkan, penyebaran virus flu burung terhitung sangat cepat sehingga dikhawatirkan menimbulkan pandemi di sejumlah negara, termasuk Indonesia. Sebab, antara tahun 2003-2005, kasus flu burung hanya ditemukan di 15 negara. Namun, kini sudah berada di 60 negara. Data itu mengartikan, perluasan penyakit flu burung tidak mengenal batas negara.

Nabbaro mengakui, kematian akibat flu burung masih sedikit dibanding kematian akibat penyakit yang lain. Namun, dalam situasi pandemi, tidak perlu waktu yang panjang untuk kematian dalam jumlah besar. Apalagi, penyakit ini muncul tanpa peringatan dan setiap negara belum memiliki sistem peringatan guna mencegah flu burung. Di Indonesia, lanjut dia, kasus flu burung menjadi masalah serius. Apalagi, virus telah menyebar di satwa unggas sehingga sangat sulit ditekan dan dikontrol.

Di sisi lain, Indonesia merupakan negara besar secara geografis dan sistem politik sangat terdesentralisasi. Menjawab hal tersebut, Menko Kesra Aburizal Bakrie mengatakan, kasus flu burung memang bisa menimbulkan masalah besar, terutama kerugian sosial dan ekonomi.Menurut Aburizal, WHO telah menempatkan Indonesia ke dalam peringkat ketiga kasus flu burung. Sebanyak 12 provinsi terjangkit, jutaan unggas mati, serta sudah 85 orang tewas dan dinyatakan positif terserang virus H5N1.

Dia mencontohkan, kasus terakhir menimpa dua warga asal Kab Jembrana dan Tabanan, Bali. Dalam kesempatan itu, Aburizal menegaskan bahwa di Indonesia hingga saat ini belum ditemukan kasus penularan flu burung dari manusia ke manusia. Dia juga menegaskan, Indonesia sudah berusaha memenuhi prosedur standar dalam menangani flu burung.

  *Malay Translation*
Ingatkan Indonesia Serius Tangani Flu Burung the un
by Redaksi 12 / 09 / 2007 @ 11 : 17
Two nusa - Bangsa-Bangsa perserikatan (The Un) warned serious Indonesia menangani flu bird case. When not, poison Indonesia entangled on social question large economic by the disease dampak. Senior PBB co-ordinator for Urusan Avian and Human Influenza David Nabbaro spoke bahwa flu bird question is large question in Indonesia. To the, all quarters should more waspada."Indonesia have large problems. if not ditangani immediate, we will entangled on big problem," Terangnya in Government item of Indonesia Meeting With International Key Partners on Avian Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness in Nusa Dua, Bali, kemarin. He warned, virus circulation flu bird very quick terhitung until dikhawatirkan pose pandemi in country a number of, including Indonesia. cause, between years 2003-2005, flu bird case only ditemukan in 15 country. Namun, now has was in 60 country. The data mengartikan, disease perluasan flu bird not know a bed ofNabbaro admit, death of flu bird still slightly dibanding death of different disease. Namun, in pandemi situation, no cause time long for death in large aggregate. Least of all, this disease appeared without admonition and every country not owns admonition system use prevent flu bird. In Indonesia, further his, flu bird case grow into serious problem. Least of all, virus has menyebar in bird satwa until very secret ditekan and dikontrol.
In other side, Indonesia form large nations in geografis and systems very political terdesentralisasi. Answering the matter, Menko Kesra Aburizal Bakrie say, flu bird case was poison presented large difficulties, terutama knock social and economiIn other side, Indonesia form large nations in geografis and systems very political terdesentralisasi. Answering the matter, Menko Kesra Aburizal Bakrie say, flu bird case was poison presented large difficulties, terutama social loss and ekonomi. menurut Aburizal, WHO has garrisoned Indonesia into stage third flu bird case. Of 12 terjangkit provinsi, jutaan bird died, and has 85 people lose and stated positive virus terserang H5N1.
He mencontohkan, last case befall two of original warga Kab Jembrana and Tabanan, Bali. In the advantage, Aburizal declared bahwa in Indonesia to seconds this have not ditemukan contagion case flu bird from man to man. He also declared, Indonesia has endeavour meet standar practice in menangani flu bird. c.

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Nabbaro speech, English version
Indonesia Asked to Watch Out for Bird Flu Pandemic
Wednesday, 12 September, 2007 | 14:44 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Nusa Dua: There is extreme concern that a bird flu pandemic will hit several countries including Indonesia.

If this were to happen, millions of people would die and the social as well as economic losses would reach billions of US dollars.

David Nabbaro, Senior Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza at the United Nations, made this statement during the meeting between the Indonesian government and international partners in terms of bird flu handling, in Nusa Dua, Bali, yesterday (11/9).

"Now the deaths are still few compared to deaths by other diseases. However, in a pandemic situation, deaths in large numbers don't require a long time," said Nabbaro.

He pointed out that the spread of the virus had been extremely fast.

Between 2003 and 205, it was only found in one country, but now it has already been in 60 countries.

Fortunately, there has not been any record of the virus spreading from human to human.

According to Nabbaro, for Indonesia this virus is a serious problem.

In addition, the virus has spread to fowls so it is very difficult to minimize and control.

Indonesia, geographically, is a large country and politically very decentralized.

"This is very different from Vietnam that has succeeded handling this virus," he said.

He emphasized that all groups in Indonesia must have a strong, long-term commitment as regards overcoming this problem.

This is because so far there are still several regions that are refusing the procedure implementation, especially due to economic reasons.

However, compared to a year ago, said Nabbaro, the awareness of the general public and regional governments is better now.

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Nusa Dua
I love that place.  I wish I'm there, I so badly need a break...



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


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UNICEF-Bantu NTT bird flu
Unicef Bantu NTT Hadapi Flu Burung
oleh Redaksi 12/09/2007 @ 10:36
Kupang: Badan PBB untuk masalah Anak-anak (Unicef) menyatakan akan membantu pemerintah dalam mencegah penyebaran virus flu burung (Avian Influenza) di wilayah Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT). Pernyataan ini disampaikan Unicef menyusul ditetapkannya Kabupaten dan Kota Kupang sebagai daerah endemi flu burung.

Kepala Biro Humas Setda NTT Eduard Gana yang dihubungi di Kupang, Selasa (11/9) mengatakan, kerjasama dengan Uncef ini akan berlangsung sampai akhir 2010. Dalam program kemitraan ini akan dibentuk tim khusus yang bertugas merancang dan melaksanakan kegiatan pencegahan dan penanggulangan penyebaran virus flu burung. "Kondisi geografis NTT yang terdiri dari ratusan pulau dengan garis pantai yang panjang, berpeluang terjadi penyebaran virus mematikan itu," katanya.

Gubernur NTT Piet A Tallo sendiri telah mencanangkan sembilan langkah pencegahan virus flu burung yakni peningkatan biosekuriti secara ketat, depopulasi selektif di daerah tertular, vaksinasi, pengisian kembali, pembasmian di daerah tertular baru. Langkah lainnya yakni pengawasan lalu-lintas unggas, produk unggas, limbah peternakan unggas dan vaksin unggas, dan penelusuran dan peningkatan kesadaran masyarakat, serta pemantauan pelaporan dan evaluasi.

Sebelumnya, Kepala Dinas Kesehatan NTT Stef Bria Seran mengatakan, Kabupaten dan Kota Kupang dinyatakan sebagai dua wilayah di NTT yang dinyatakan wilayah endemi flu burung. Ini berdasarkan hasil uji laboratorium terhadap ternak unggas yang mati tahun 2004 lalu.

Sejauh ini belum ada warga yang dilaporkan posisif menderita flu burung. Meski demikian, pemerintah NTT telah menyiapkan tiga rumah sakit, masing-masing RSUD WZ Johannes Kupang, RSUD Maumere Kabupaten Sikka, dan RSUD Waingapu Kabupaten Sumba Timur. Tiga rumah sakit itu menjadi rujukan bagi para penderita flu burung.

*Malay Translation*

Bantu NTT Hadapi Flu Burung unicef
by Redaksi 12 / 09 / 2007 @ 10 : 36
Mussel : Badan PBB for problem Anak-anak (Unicef) expressed will help governing in prevent virus circulation flu bird (Avian Influenza) in Nusa Tenggara Timur province (NTT). This allegations passed Unicef followed ditetapkannya Kabupaten and Kota Kupang as district flu bird endemi.
Biro Humas Setda NTT Eduard Gana head that dihubungi in Kupang, Tuesday (11 / 9) say, cooperation with Uncef this has been arranged arrived end 2010. In this kemitraan programme will dibentuk individual tim that duty plans and do activities deterrent and penanggulangan virus circulation flu bird. " geografis kondisi from that consisted NTT hundreds island with beach and line long, chance happens virus circulation cut the, " he said.Own NTT Piet A Tallo gubernur has hawk nine deterrent measure flu bird virus yakni biosekuriti an increase in strict, selektif depopulation in tertular district, vaksinasi, pengisian back, eradication in tertular district new. Lainnya move yakni check lalu-lintas bird, bird produk, peternakan limbah bird and vaccine bird, and penelusuran and increase society kesadaran, and pemantauan reportage and evaluasi.
Before, Kepala Dinas Kesehatan NTT Stef Bria Seran say, Kabupaten and Kota Kupang stated as two province in NTT that stated endemi province flu bird. This predicated uji product laboratorium on the dead bird ternak years 2004 and. As far as this have not there 's that warga reported posisif suffered flu bird. Meski so, NTT governing has finish three pain house, masing-masing RSUD WZ Johannes Kupang, RSUD Maumere Kabupaten Sikka, and RSUD Waingapu Kabupaten Sumba Timur. The three hospital became references for sufferer paragraph flu bird.

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I received this E-mail news alert.......
Two powerful earthquakes reported in Indonesia with preliminary magnitudes of 7.8 and 8.0. Tsunami alert issued.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


Earthquake off coast of South Sumatra
Earthquake.
Map at site. It shows it hit off the coast. Not that far off the coast.

Guncangan gempa also dirasakan so strong in the city field and a number of other city in west sumatra, for nearly an menit.

http://www.antara.co...

Earthquake. This is what I was afraid of.

national
12 / 09 / 07 18 : 13
gempa sr 7, 9 in potential bengkulu tsunami

Bandarlampung (news midst)-gempa tektonik earth berkekuatan on 7, 9 richter scale (sr) in 159 bengkulu baratdaya km in bengkulu provinsi, rabu, pkl. wib 18.10.23 according to body meteorology and geofisika (bmg) potential pose the threat of waves pairs (tsunami).

Bmg through stasiun geofisika in kotabumi, lampung, menyebutkan location gempa on lintang 4, 67 south (ls) bujur-101, 13 east (bt) in the bengkulu baratdaya, with 10 km and depth.

gempa the, according to stasiun lampung geofisika, potential tsunami until all quarters asked to break in quick to wide society.

http://www.antara.co...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Powerful quake strikes Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- A strong earthquake measuring 7.9 in magnitude struck Wednesday near southern Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A tsunami watch was immediately issued for the area.

The earthquake, which struck Bengkulu province, Sumatra, has caused buildings to sway in Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta, the Associated Press reported.

Ken Navidad at the USGS in Denver said the tsunami centers in the Pacific and Alaska initially said two quakes, but he did not know why. He said his agency has measured only one.

Tsunami warning centers in Hawaii and Alaska said no tsunamis were expected in their areas.
http://www.cnn.com/2...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


[ Parent ]
Still waiting to see what'll happen for a tsunami in the Indian Ocean Basin
I really hope it doesn't happen.  Looks like the quake was near the one that caused the huge tsunami.

Meteorologist in Florida!?!  Now we're talkin'!!!

[ Parent ]
Several buildings have collapsed in W. Sumatra - more coming in n/t


Meteorologist in Florida!?!  Now we're talkin'!!!

[ Parent ]
Tsunami Warning for All Areas of the Indian Ocean
hat-tip wdcare

http://www.prh.noaa....
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1153Z 12 SEP 2007

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

... AN INDIAN-OCEAN-WIDE TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT ...

NOTE REVISED MAGNITUDE

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

INDONESIA / AUSTRALIA / INDIA / SRI LANKA / THAILAND /
UNITED KINGDOM / MALDIVES / MYANMAR / MALAYSIA / BANGLADESH /
MAURITIUS / REUNION / SEYCHELLES / MADAGASCAR / SOMALIA / OMAN /
PAKISTAN / IRAN / YEMEN / COMORES / CROZET ISLANDS /
MOZAMBIQUE / KENYA / TANZANIA / KERGUELEN ISLANDS /
SOUTH AFRICA / SINGAPORE

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 1110Z 12 SEP 2007
COORDINATES - 4.5 SOUTH 101.3 EAST
LOCATION - SOUTHERN SUMATERA INDONESIA
MAGNITUDE - 8.2

EVALUATION

EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A
WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN AFFECT COASTLINES ACROSS
THE ENTIRE INDIAN OCEAN BASIN.

HOWEVER - IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS
WATCH IS BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AUTHORITIES IN
THE REGION SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THE
POSSIBILITY OF A WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI.

DUE TO ONLY LIMITED SEA LEVEL DATA FROM THE REGION IT MAY NOT
BE POSSIBLE FOR THIS CENTER TO RAPIDLY NOR ACCURATELY EVALUATE
THE STRENGTH OF A TSUNAMI IF ONE HAS BEEN GENERATED.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

I am not like other birds of prey....


[ Parent ]
Buildings collapsed
From "The National Post" - Canada (AFP)

Looks like an eye-witness describing:

JAKARTA -- Buildings collapsed in the Indonesian town of Mukomuko on the west coast of Sumatra Wednesday after a 7.9-magnitude quake struck, a policeman told local radio.

Budi Darmawan said that buildings of three storeys and higher had either collapsed or cracked in the town, which is located approximately 300 kilometres (180 miles) from the quake's epicentre.

Four had so far collapsed, he told ElShinta radio, after fleeing into the hills away from the coast.

Those with cracks are many, buildings of three floors or more are either fissured or collapsed," he said.

http://www.canada.co...


Let me be blind to wicked text, deaf to wicked words, mute to wicked comments.


[ Parent ]
Tsunami confirmed
SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY 
ALREADY HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG SOME COASTS. 

BASED ON THESE DATA THE THREAT CONTINUES FOR ALL COASTAL AREAS OF 
  THE INDIAN OCEAN. FOR THOSE AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES HAVE 
OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS AFTER THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME 
  OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN 
  LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO 
BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE 
  TO RAPID CURRENTS.  AS LOCAL CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE 
VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST 
  BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES. 

DUE TO ONLY LIMITED SEA LEVEL DATA FROM THE REGION IT MAY NOT
  BE POSSIBLE FOR THIS CENTER TO RAPIDLY NOR ACCURATELY EVALUATE
  THE STRENGTH OF A TSUNAMI IF ONE HAS BEEN GENERATED.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

Meteorologist in Florida!?!  Now we're talkin'!!!


[ Parent ]
link please n/t


I am not like other birds of prey....

[ Parent ]
link here
Original link:

http://www.prh.noaa....

There's an update too but I can't open it.  Tsunami Center site seems to be jammed.


Meteorologist in Florida!?!  Now we're talkin'!!!


[ Parent ]
Tsunami reached 9 feet in Padang
OK, I'm done with quake news, I promise :~)

http://hosted.ap.org...

(snip)

At least seven people were killed in three Sumatran towns, Social Affairs Department official Felix Valentino told the news portal detik.com. Phone lines and electricity also were cut. Most of the damage appeared to be from the quake.

A wave of up to 9 feet was reported to have struck the city of Padang about 20 minutes after the initial quake, Suhardjono said.

(snip)

Meteorologist in Florida!?!  Now we're talkin'!!!


[ Parent ]
9 feet in Padang
I tried searching for information on tsunamis but have not found a clear indication whether waves near the epic-center of the quake are likely to have a lower front than those at a greater distance.  The 2004 tsunami did cause extensive damage to Aceh, but I read at least one source (which I can't find now) that said that the initial 'tidal wave' experienced by the closest coastline was mild then.  Don't know if that is true.



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
I'm not sure Susan
I do know that there are other factors involved besides how close the quake is. 

The epicenter of the earthquake may not necessarily be the location of maximum vertical displacement of the seafloor.  So the true 'epicenter' for the tsunami can be removed from the epicenter from the quake.  With a quake as large as 8.4 (the latest measurement I've heard), the undersea fault may have ruptured for a couple hundred kilometers either way of the quake epicenter.  In the 9.2 they had in '04, the surface (sea floor) rupture zone was something like 1000km.  Incidentally, locations along the rupture zone will feel the quake very strongly.  So say you are on the rupture zone but 500km away from the quake, the shaking could be quite severe, almost as if the quake were underfoot.

Also, bathymetry (the steepness of the seafloor near shore) is important.  And locations near estuaries and mouths of bays may experience a much larger wave than more simple straight coastline.

Meteorologist in Florida!?!  Now we're talkin'!!!


[ Parent ]
Padang - buildings collapsed
Isn't Padang one of those towns we know of (bird flu victim or dedicated hospital)?

Reuters, in Spanish, quoting from Global TV:
http://lta.today.reu...

YAKARTA (Reuters) - Varios edificios en Padang, la capital de la provincia indonesia de Sumatra Occidental, se derrumbaron luego del terremoto de magnitud 7,9 que golpeó el miércoles a la región, informo el canal Global TV.


Let me be blind to wicked text, deaf to wicked words, mute to wicked comments.


Padang
It's ringin a bell for me too...but while I was searching for it in my lists, I realized that Lampung Province is off the coast of South Sumatra.

8/29 - 4 people died
9/5 - Tamiflu blanket to all Residents on Pulau Tabuhan.  3,000 people.

I am not like other birds of prey....


[ Parent ]
check your e-mail n/t


I am not like other birds of prey....

[ Parent ]
Feelings about Indo
Since we've been paying so much attention to Indo, it's funny how this earthquake/tsunami feels like it's striking so close to home.  I feel as if it were somewhere much closer to where I live.  I hope things don't end up being too bad for everyone there.  They go through a lot.

Meteorologist in Florida!?!  Now we're talkin'!!!

Tempest - I feel the same way!!!
national
12 / 09 / 07 20 : 03
Bengkulu residents thousand evacuate

Bengkulu (news midst)-warga thousand that berdomisili by the seaside in the city bengkulu berhamburan out house and berebut road to location higher, when gempa 7, 9 berkekuatan richter scale mengguncang on the region, afternoon rabu o ' clock 18 : 10 wib.

News midst from bengkulu report old sebagian that warga the panic fulfil dark road in the city bengkulu leads higher area, use sought pengungsian place extra peaceful. Direct listrik went out seconds happen largest guncangan after gempa 7, 3 berkekuatan richter scale happen in the year 2000 in bengkulu.

Sejumlah ruas road in the city bengkulu suffered retak-retak (broken), kantor gedung-gedung many that rusak. Teriakan " allahu akbar ", " i not mau die now ", diffuse with cries woman and child's dyed their movement to direction gubernur kantor that lie more high.

This seconds there are around 2000-3000 warga that mengungsi.(evacuate) Telpon goal in some bagian in the city bengkulu still suffered interruptions even telpon goal seluler have the time not poison acts.

Stasiun analis climatology kl ii baai island revelation rudi hidayat break tsunami admonition to warga after admonition sirine tsunami rang and to ask warga not returned to house masing-masing arrived kondisi stated peace.

Two of admonition gadget tsunami (tsunami system warning) from five that direncanakan beserta 200 sirine has set in bengkulu beach province. Bengkulu bmg co-ordinator adjat sudarajat expressed hear the sirine rang.

namun (Even though, although) to an hour after admonition rang, that dikhawatirkan (made apprehensive; worried) tsunami many residents not happen.(*)

http://www.antara.co...

I am not like other birds of prey....


CG and Tempest:
I think the news you are providing to us on the earthquake and tsunami is important. These events affect the overall information we get out of Indonesia on the bird flu situation. We have less news due to the reporters concentrating on the earthquake and the Indo government gains both time and opportunity to avoid giving us any accurate accounting of suspect cases. It also alerts everyone to be especially vigiliant in searching for any "mystery illnesses", which are reported in these areas.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


[ Parent ]
It will also overtax the health authorities and others
making it harder for them to track, test and effectively dampen any bf outbreaks that might occur during this time. Pray there are none.

Always have a plan B.

[ Parent ]
Indonesia to Start Producing Tamiflu
September 11, 2007
http://news.xinhuane...

(Comment:  I know this has been reported.  I just thought it was interesting that a China news website posted this.)

JAKARTA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will start producing oseltamivir (tamiflu), an anti-bird flu medicine, in an adequate amount this year in anticipation of the possibility of a further spread of the bird flu virus, a senior official said on Tuesday.  The drug would be produced in an adequate quantity so the country no longer needed to import it, Antara news agency quoted Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Aburizal Bakrie as saying in Denpasar, the capital city of Bali province. The minister made the statement after opening the Government of Indonesia Meeting with International Key Partners on Avian Influenza attended by 150 participants from 11 countries.  He hoped the production of the anti-bird flu medicine at home could be done well like producing generic medicines so that the price could be made as low as possible.

The pills would later be distributed to community health care centers across the country as well as to general hospitals in districts and provinces in anticipation of the possibility of a further spread of the disease. The virus had so far affected 12 out of the country's 33 provinces, including the tourist island of Bali.
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"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


Indonesian Earthquake & Tsunami Alert
http://www.reuters.c...
September 12, 2007
By Ahmad Pathoni

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 struck near Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday triggering tsunami warnings across the region, officials said.  Indonesia's Global TV reported several buildings in Padang, the capital of West Sumatra had collapsed, while Metro TV reported that some buildings had caught fire. A Reuters witness said residents of Padang fled for higher ground.

Indonesia's Meteorological agency said via an sms alert that the earthquake's epicenter was 159 km (99 miles) southwest of Bengkulu, which is in south Sumatra. The head of the agency's seismology centre, Fauzi, said he had not received any report of a tsunami from the affected areas.

"But we have not withdrawn the tsunami alert until we are certain that the danger has passed," he said by telephone.
"It seems there is some damage but we don't know how serious it is."

Some residents of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand also felt the quake, which struck at just after 6 p.m., and some buildings were evacuated.  Budi, a police chief in Bengkulu, said on Indonesia's Elshinta radio that he felt a strong quake. "People panicked and tried to save themselves," he said.

He added that he heard a report that a three-storey building had collapsed.  One resident in Bengkulu told Reuters it was difficult to assess the damage because there had been a blackout.

"There's a blackout. The quake was very strong and I rushed out of my house. I don't know if there's any damage because it's dark," Edi Santoni, 38, told Reuters by phone.

Widyastuti, a 23-year-old IT worker in Jakarta who was in one of Bank Indonesia's offices in central Jakarta, said: "After praying I felt the earthquake. I panicked, threw away my shoes and ran through the emergency exit."

Indonesia suffers frequent earthquakes, lying on an active seismic belt on part of the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire".

TSUNAMI ALERTS

Malaysian authorities issued a tsunami warning for citizens to stay away from beaches. The alert was for four states fronting peninsular Malaysia's northwest coast, the same region hit by the 2004 Asian tsunami which also followed an Indonesian sub-sea quake.

"We are asking people to stay away from beaches," science ministry spokeswoman Ainon Mohd told Reuters when asked about the quake near Indonesia's Sumatra island.  "This not an evacuation. We are just telling people to stay away from the beaches," added Dr Mohd Rosaidi Cheabas, director of the Meteorology Department's seismological division.

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services also issued a tsunami alert for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands but said no alert had been issued for the mainland yet after the earthquake in Indonesia.

"As yet there is no alert for the mainland," an official at the centre told Reuters.
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"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


Indonesia resumes sharing bird flu samples...
Credits Commongroun

From the Straits Times, Singapore
http://www.straitsti...

NUSA DUA (Indonesia) - A UN official and Indonesian minister said on Tuesday that Indonesia had resumed sending samples of the bird flu virus infecting humans to the World Health Organisation.

...

'Indonesia is now sharing viral materials... There are two cases that I know have or will be made available to the WHO,' said David Nabbaro, the UN system coordinator for avian and human influenza.

...

He told reporters on the margins of a two-day meeting between the Indonesian government and its partners in fighting avian influenza that sharing viral materials was vital for public health.

...

Indonesia's welfare minister Aburizal Bakrie confirmed that Indonesia was now sharing the virus material, with two samples recently sent on.

...

'I would like to take this opportunity to say again that Bali is safe and we prove that today by having this international meeting here in Nusa Dua,' Mr Bakrie told the meeting according to a copy of his speech.

'I would like to take this opportunity to say again that Bali is safe and we prove that today by having this international meeting here in Nusa Dua,' Mr Bakrie told the meeting according to a copy of his speech.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I suggest the whole article to be read at source, with utmost attention but I'll hold off my remarks on that one until this evening!

Let me be blind to wicked text, deaf to wicked words, mute to wicked comments.


Nabbaro
'When it comes to highly pathogenic avian influenza caused by the H5N1 virus, Indonesia is the country that is facing the biggest challenge,' Mr Nabbaro said.

I'm a little uneasy on the phrase 'viral materials', and to notice that that phrase is expressed separately from 'two samples'.  There may be nothing to it, but personally I will wait for official confirmation from WHO that they have actually received the full virus samples (ie not just fragments of degraded material) of good enough quality that they can analyze properly...



All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
UN Helps Indonesia Chart 3-Year Bird Flu Plan
http://voanews.com/e...
By Chad Bouchard, Jakarta,12 September 2007

A group of international health experts has drafted a three-year program for Indonesia aimed at containing the spread of bird flu. The disease is now endemic among poultry there, and chickens are a common backyard feature in the country, which has suffered the highest number of human deaths from bird flu in the world. Chad Bouchard reports from Jakarta. About 150 participants from 11 countries have gathered in Bali to help Indonesia improve its bird flu control measures.

David Nabarro, the senior United Nations coordinator for avian and human influenza, says the group has drafted a three-year plan to help Indonesia stop the H5N1 bird-flu virus from spreading. He says the biggest challenge stems from people's close contact with chickens, which are common in private homes across Indonesia.

"One-point-five billion poultry, which seem to be suffering from quite large numbers of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza: that is clearly the big issue," Nabarro noted, "because it is ... bird flu in the birds that (is) then leading to humans getting H5N1 infection, and that is giving us the risk of the emergence of a pandemic virus. And we need a pretty intensive new drive in order to get it fully under control, and it will take probably a two- to three-year period."

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization is helping Indonesia establish community programs to make sure outbreaks of the virus among birds are reported as quickly as possible. John Weaver, the FAO senior adviser on bird flu in Indonesia, says the country has made small gains in reducing the number of human infections during the past year.  He says the key to controlling the disease is keeping people away from sick birds.

"The problem is that the disease is so entrenched that we have got a real endemic situation. So what we need to do is identify and then knock out these risk pathways," he said.
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"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


Poultry around GS's community tests negative
The poultry tested negative in the area where GS lived in Riau. They are still trying to figure out where GS got the infection.

sample uji negative bird
wednesday, 12 september 2007
Pekanbaru--Dinas Peternakan (Disnak) rRau has accept uji konfirmasi blood labor 12 bird in the Desa Hang Tuah, Kecamatan Sungai Pagar, Kabupaten Kampar. From confirmation that given gallery parties Penyidikan and Pengujian (bppv) Veteriner in Bukittinggi, labor uji the bird blood stated negative. Before Dinas Peternakan (Disnak) also has did rapid uji their yield test also negative.

Kepala sub dinas (Kasubdin) kesehatan hewan Disnak Riau drh Rondang that dihubungi Rau Post in Pekanbaru, tuesday (11 / 9) say, despite labor uji to blood sample the bird negative, but even so fixed disnak did check in the district.

''We has accept konfirmasi from bppv negative their yield. So check meski on unggas-unggas that has in the district fixed done. to community when have the dead bird in sudden, to immediate melaporna to local peternakan petugas,'' Tuturnya.

Labor uji to bird blood to bppv the very needed. Mengingat in the country pasien hang tuah flu bird Gerhat Saragih live and finally died last some time world. This uji also very needed what will done depopulation or annihilation massal to bird that there 's in the country the. The annihilation will done in radius one kilometer.

It increased, his no way did depopulation to bird that there 's in the district. Product karena labor uji from bppv negative, check will fixed done in the district. Before also disnak has did destruction of 65 ekor that there 's bird in the district.

http://www.riautoday...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Ramadan
Note that Ramadan has started in the Muslim world (Sept 13-Oct 12 this year).

I mention it because although Muslims fast during the day during Ramadan, in many countries there are nightly 'feasts' [Iftar] where (extended?) families get together to break their fast:

In Indonesia Iftar is called "buka" which means "to open". Markets sell various foods for Iftar, including the date palm which is popular as well Indonesian unique food and drink such as kolak. Most of them are only found easily in Ramadan. Maghrib time is marked by beduk, a traditional Indonesian drum. Traffic jams often occur leading up to Maghrib time. Sometimes people invite groups of orphans to eat with them. After Iftar people go to the mosque for Isha and Tarawih prayer which, in Indonesia, is often accompanied by a sermon.

http://www.when-is.c...

In Egypt, it all sounds very celebratory!:

After the first few days, people start to go out after "iftar". Hence, many gatherings between families, friends or colleagues take place for the main meal, and for socializing afterwards. since many people prefer to spend their time in the old fashioned atmosphere of cafes, many hotels now actively market their facilities for this festive occasion. Today, it has become a tradition for all 5-star hotels to erect a large tent, furnished in the old Arabian decoration, where people enjoy their time listening to old traditional songs and music. It all recalls memories of the old classical days. "Sheesha" or water-pipes are smoked almost continuously.

http://www.touregypt...

Just thinking -- it's a time of year when I'm guessing lots of poultry might be slaughtered for the evening meals -- and lots of people are getting together in large groups.

Proud FAF-er.


Bali to be alert, a whole new lab on behalf of flu Burung

I wish someone else would do a good translation of that first paragraph. The title of the story makes it sound like they are putting in a whole new lab solely devoted to testing for flu burung, but I read nothing in the text about it. I assumed from the title that they were putting in a lab capable of PCR testing, but reading the text, I don't think so. They must be just talking about ordinary blood tests.

Indonesian in plain text and English in bold...translation with QDT and Indo dictionaries 

http://kompas.com/ver1/Kesehatan/0709/12/065130.htm


Bali Siagakan Seluruh Lab Untuk Flu Burung

Bali to be alert, a whole new lab on behalf of flu Burung


DENPASAR, RABU - Bali mengerahkan segala daya dan upaya mengantisipasi dan mengatasi kemungkinan semakin meluasnya penyebaran virus flu burung (aviant influenza-AI). Seluruh laboratorium yang ada siaga untuk memprioritaskan pemeriksaan terhadap pasien yang diduga tertular virus H5N1, sehingga penanganan pasien dapat dilakukan secara cepat dan tepat, kata Sekretaris Propinsi (Sekprop) Bali I Nyoman Yasa di Denpasar, Rabu.


DENPASAR, WEDNESDAY - Bali is mobilizing all capacity and effort in anticipating and overcoming the increasingly widespread possibility of the spread if bird flu virus (avian influenza AI). All laboratories have been alerted to prioritize examination for patients that are anticipated to be infected with virus H5N1, so that handling such patients can be done in a quick and precise manner, said Sekretaris Propinsi (Sekprop) Bali I Nyoman Yasa In Denpasar, Wednesday.

Ia mengatakan, sedikitnya ada tiga laboratorium yang siap siaga disamping sejumlah rumah sakit yang disiapkan sejak dini untuk melakukan perawatan khusus terhadap pasien diduga flu burung.

Ketiga laboratorium tersebut masing-masing Lab Mikrobiologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udayana, Lab Mikrobiologi RSUP Sanglah Denpasar dan laboratorium kesehatan daerah sebagai lab sub regional.

He said, there are at least three laboratories that are already prepared besides the hospital's that can do specific PERAWATAN {treatment/nursing/care/maintenance} for the patient that is suspected of bird flu.

The three laboratories aforementione are respectively Microbiology Lab at the Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udanya 
Third laboratory stated respectively Lab Mikrobiologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udayana, Lab Mikrobiologi RSUP Sanglah Denpasar, and the sub regional health laboratory.


Tiga rumah sakit lainnya di Bali sejak tahun 2003 telah dirancang untuk mengantisipasi pasien flu burung. RSUP Sanglah Denpasar sebagai pusat rujuan dari Bali maupun Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB).

Three other hospitals in Bali since the year 2003 have been planned for anticipating bird flu patients. RSUP Sanglah Denpasar is the center rujuan from South-East Bali as well as Nusa Barat (NTB).

Dua rumah sakit lainnya masing-masing RS Sanjiwani Gianyar dan Rumah Sakit Umum Tabanan yang siap memberikan pertolongan terhadap pasien yang mengalami gejala flu burung dan tidak tertutup kemungkinan jumlah RS itu ditambah.

Two other hospitals are respectively RS Sanjiwani Gianyar and Rumah Sakit Umum Tabanan ready to give assistance with patients that experience symptoms of bird flu and tidak tertutup kemungkinan jumlah RS itu ditambah.


Demikian pula seluruh dokter dan petugas pusat kesehatan masyarakat (Puskesmas) di Bali telah diberikan keterampilan serta obat-obatan dalam jumlah yang memadai, mengantisipasi kemungkinan warga sekitar terjangkit virus flu burung. "Gubernur Bali Dewa Beratha telah mengintruksikan petugas kesehatan untuk melakukan pengamatan pada daerah-darah tertular H5N1 unggas," ujar Nyoman Yasa.

That way, too, all the doctors and center staff of the health community (Puskesmas) in Bali have already been given the skill in addition to enough medications sufficient to anticipate the possibility of residents in our environment being infected with bird flu. "Governor Bali Dewa Beratha has already instructed health staff to carry out monitoring in the region of birds whose blood is infected with H5N1 . Nyoman Yasa's stated.

Guna mencegah hal-hal tidak diinginkan, kepada masyarakat luas ia mengharapkan agar segera membawa keluarganya ke rumah sakit bila pada si penderita ditemukan gejala terinfeksi virus flu burung. Gejala tersebut antara lain deman dengan suhu badan cukup tinggi, disertai dengan sesak atau sulit bernafas, katanya. (ANTARA/GLO)
 
The purpose is to prevent matters not desired, to expect the wider community to immediatly bring his family to the hospital when they are suffering symptoms of being infected with the bird flu virus . The mentioned symptoms, among others like with temperature of the body sufficiently high enough accompanied by crowded or otherwise difficult breathing



Another translation
Here's what I've got for the headline and that first paragraph using:

http://web.cecs.pdx....
http://www.lingvozon...
http://www.kamus-onl...

Sound to me like they've just put all their labs -- the ones mentioned later in the article -- on alert or notice to prioritize bf testing.  Not a bad idea.

Bali altert/prepare for action entire lab for bird flu

Bali mobilize entire force and effort anticipation and overcome possibility increasingly spread virus bird flu (avian influenza-AI). Entire [All] laboratory that exists be prepared for to give priority to investigation against patient that expected infected virus H5N1, so that handling/treatment patient will perform manner/technique rapid and accurate, said Secretary Province (Sekprop) Bali I Nyoman Yasa in Denpasar, Rabu.

Proud FAF-er.


[ Parent ]
That's the same article I translated this
morning from one of my sites, and that's the impression I got too, that three labs had already been built.

my translation for comparison:
http://www.newfluwik...

United we stand: Divided we fall
www.flunewsnetwork.com


[ Parent ]
New Case - but is going home.....
[scratching head....here's a lady, 75, name's Mertha. Been in the hospital since the 8th of September. She's negative.....  ]

negative terbukti, pasien dipulangkan
Sanglah, after stated terjangkit negative flu bird virus, mertha, 75 pasien, original finally permissible in the eyes karangasem came by pain home parties centre multitude (rsup) sanglah, rabu (12 / 9) day.

Ken dokter wirasandhi allow mertha pasien that mulai attended in rsup sanglah since saturday (8 / 9 / 07), stated negative suitable bird flu tes product blood in body perusal and expansion kesehatan (balitbangkes) jakarta depkes.

Before anticipated terjangkit flu bird, mertha also suffered hernia disease. Day kemarin before decided to leave and chose street rawat, family parties have time konsultasi in bedah bagian.

Sedangkan two of lainnya pasien that also has attended since saturday (8 / 9) to the day still attended in rsup sanglah. They is tiwi, 2, original abiansemal bongkasa badung, and seven month year nadila, 1, original denpasar. Blood tes second pasien this still in process in depkes balitbangkes jakarta.

According to ken dokter, treatment endowment suspect pasien flu bird digratiskan alias borne governing, to stated suitable negative tes product blood from balitbangkes. Namun after the, advanced treatment endowment suitable with illness and type became relevant pasien dependant. (I have absolutely no idea what this last paragraph says...
  ]

http://www.beritabal...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Now I don't know what to do
I think this 75 year old woman named Mertha...is this person that I logged in for Mojo:

I Nyoman Marta
Age (?)
Admitted between 9/8 - 9/10.
From:  Bali
Hospital:  RS Sanglah
mojo @ Mon Sep 10, 2007 at 18:37:15 PM EDT
http://news.indosiar...

by: Commonground @ Tue Sep 11, 2007 at 05:18:23 AM EDT

I am not like other birds of prey....


[ Parent ]
I agree -- gotta be the same person. n/t


[ Parent ]
Probably is the same person
and thank you so much for moving the names for the four to the correct place.
Several of my sites are down perhaps due to the earthquakes and it is earthquake news on the rest with no flu news.

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson

[ Parent ]
Taking New Site

I'll take this site.  Unless someone else has it?

http://www.beritabal...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Indonesia Questioned Over Bird Flu Preparedness

 

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-09-11-voa8.cfm
 
By Chad Bouchard
Jakarta
11 September 2007
 
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International health officials want to know what Indonesia is doing to stop the spread of avian influenza,
which has claimed 85 human lives there and shows little sign of slowing. As Chad Bouchard reports for VOA from Jakarta, Indonesian officials are defending their efforts.
 
Officials from the United Nations' Avian and Human Influenza program are in Bali for a two-day meeting with the Indonesian government. They are assessing ways to improve the country's programs to prevent bird flu from spreading.
 
Indonesia's head of the National Bird Flu Committee, Bayu Krisnamurthi, says officials have are getting better at quickly detecting human outbreaks of the virus.
 
"We already tripled the units for surveillance in Indonesia, so the components of surveillance is becoming more and more complete," said Bayu. "It's not yet perfect for all of Indonesia, but at least we made some progress."

 
Avian influenza is endemic in birds globally. The most worrisome strain of the bird flu is the H5N1 virus, which has caused the greatest number of human cases and fatalities since the most recent outbreak began in Asia in 2003. More than 50 percent of people who have gotten sick with this type of bird flu have died.
 
Most human infections come from contact with sick fowl or their feces. In Indonesia there is greater worry of transmission to humans who live in close proximity to millions of backyard chickens.

Scientists fear that it is just a matter of time before the virus mutates into a form easily transmissible between humans.

 
On Monday, the World Health Organization warned a flu pandemic was inevitable, and cautioned against complacency among public health and disaster preparedness officials world wide.

The group in Bali is expected to establish a new set of guidelines for Indonesia on Wednesday.



Re: Guidelines.
The group in Bali is expected to establish a new set of guidelines for Indonesia on Wednesday.

But will they be followed?  I wish I could be optimistic.

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


[ Parent ]
Bird Flu Struck 200.000 More Egg Laying Chickens Dead
http://kompas.com/ver1/Nusantara/0709/12/140215.htm
 
Terkena Flu Burung 200.000 Lebih Ayam Petelur Sukabumi Mati
 
Bird Flu Struck 200.000 More Egg Laying Chickens Dead
 
Laporan Wartawan Kompas Agustinus Handoko
 
 
SUKABUMI, KOMPAS--Sedikitnya 200.000 ayam petelur di sebuah peternakan besar di Kecamatan Cicurug, Kabupaten Sukabumi positif terkena flu burung. Penyebab kematian massal ayam petelur itu sempat diduga hanya karena penyakit saluran reproduksi.
 
SUKABUMI, COMPASS--At least 200.000 egg laying chickens in an animal husbandry in large Kecamatan Cicurug, Kabupaten Sukabumi are positive affected by bird flu. Causes of death involving many people's egg laying chickens that sempat {to have an opportunity; chance} thought the only reason was reproduction vessel disease.

 
Kepastian mengenai penyebab kematian massal akibat flu burung itu diungkapkan oleh Wakil Ketua Pelaksana Harian Komite Nasional Pengendalian Flu Burung dan Kesiapsiagaan Menghadapi Pandemi Influennza Tri Satya Putri N ketika dihubungi pada Rabu (12/9). "Penyebabnya memang flu burung," kata Tri Satya.
 
Certainty over the cause of death involving many people's chickens, it is the result of bird flu according to Wakil Ketua Pelaksana Harian Komite Nasional Pengendalian Flu Burung and Kesiapsiagaan Menghadapi Pandemi Influennza Tri Satya Putri N when contacted by Wednesday (12/9). "The cause of it was indeed bird flu," said Tri Satya.

Tri Satya mengaku kecewa dengan sikap ketertutupan Pemerintah Kabupaten Sukabumi terhadap masyarakat peternak mengenai penyebab kematian massal ayam petelur itu. "Inilah sikap yang tak pernah berubah selama empat tahun ini. Padahal sikap terbuka justru akan mempermudah penanganannya," kata Tri Satya.

Tri Satya admitted disappointment with the attitude of reticence of the government of Kabupaten Sukabumi on the breeder's society about the causes of death involving many people's egg laying chickens. "This old attitude has not changed for the last four years. Whereas precisely openness will simplify its handling," said Tri Satya.

 
Kematian ayam petelur juga kembali terjadi di Kabupaten Sukabumi. Pekan ini flu burung menyerang peternakan ayam petelur di Kecamatan Jampang Tengah. Seorang pegawai peternakan ayam petelur mengungkapkan, sudah ada pemusnahan sedikitnya 7.000 ekor ayam dari populasi 300.000.
 
The death of egg laying chickens also happened before in Kabupaten Sukabumi. This week bird flu attacked animal husbandry of egg laying chickens in Kecamatan Jampang Tengah. An officer of egg layer chicken animal husbandry expressed, already thereis destruction of at least 7.000 tails of chickens from a population of 300.000.
 
Kepala Subdinas Kesehatan Hewan Dinas Peternakan Kabupaten Sukabumi mengaku belum menerima laporan, tetapi akan segera melalukan pemeriksaan.
 
The head of Subdinas Kesehatan Hewan Dinas Peternakan Kabupaten Sukabumi's said he had not yet received the report, but he would quickly carry out the investigation.


That figure, 200,000 is enormous. n/t


"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson

[ Parent ]
Indo politics
I have to admit I never thought my 'acid' comments on Indo's wish to cooperate with Russia would lead to such a lively discussion :). I want to thank you all, because I have learnt so much reading the above! It has been very helpful to bring together bits and pieces that were in my mind, but completely jumbled and found difficult to sort. My perspective on Indo politics is now widened, and I will try to take a higher bird's eye view (lol) of the situation in the future. Our FW hive-mind is definitely the most appropriate way of tackling some of the world's greater issues such as BF.

Let me be blind to wicked text, deaf to wicked words, mute to wicked comments.

;-) n/t




All 'safety concerns' are hypothetical.  If not, they'd be called side effects...


[ Parent ]
Jakarta vows to cooperate to fight bird flu
Sep 13, 2007
By Salim Osman, Indonesia Correspondent 
http://www.straitsti...

NUSA DUA (BALI) - INDONESIA yesterday pledged to work closely with other countries to bring the deadly avian flu under control to prevent it from spreading beyond its borders into a pandemic that could threaten the world.

Dr Bayu Krisnamurthi, the head of the government's bird flu panel, said that Indonesia will restructure its poultry industry and step up public awareness campaigns as part of its plans to curb the virus which has killed 85 Indonesians.

Speaking at the end of a two-day meeting with key international partners here, he said: 'We are acutely aware that the eyes of the world are on Indonesia right now.  :wink: The threat of a global pandemic is a real one.'

Officials from Japan and the European Union, as well as representatives of international aid groups such as Unicef, the United States Agency for International Development, the Australian Agency for International Development and the World Bank, were among those at the closed-door meeting.

'It is vital that we develop our international partnership in order to combat this threat,' said Dr Bayu, who is the chief executive of the National Committee for Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness.

United Nations systems coordinator for bird flu David Nabarro said: 'What Indonesia is doing to fight avian influenza is vital to the people of our world. We have to succeed.'  He said that Indonesia had a difficult task ahead in controlling the spread of the H5N1 virus which was endemic in its poultry population.  'That's why I keep coming back to Indonesia...my fourth time now...because Indonesia is facing a major problem with virus in poultry,' Dr Nabarro said.

Since the first human deaths from bird flu in Indonesia were recorded in July 2005, the casualty figures have continued to rise. The Indonesian government has been criticised by other countries in the region and the world for not doing enough to fight the virus.

The country has suffered the most bird flu deaths worldwide and the virus has infected 106 people, including those who died.
 


US doles out aid for bird flu fight in Indonesia
13/09/2007 -- 4:14 PM
http://www.vnanet.vn...

Jakarta (VNA) - The US will provide 25 million USD to support Indonesia's national bird flu prevention strategy for the 2006-08 period, the US Embassy in Jakarta announced.

The funding will be used to support Indonesia in the control of bird flu-causing substances in poultry, the control of epidemiology of bird flu both in humans and poultry, as well as prevention measures of the spread of bird flu in the islands of Java and Bali and the province of North Sumatra.

The money will be channeled through the US Agency for International Development.-Enditem 


General Article out of East Nusa Tenggara
hat-tip Dutchy

EAST NUSA TENGGARA FREE FROM AVIAN FLU

Kupang, 13/9/2007 (Kominfo - Newsroom) - East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has so far been free from a cluster of avian influenza cases, its Governor, Piet A. Tallo, said in a written address at the opening of an AI workshop here Tuesday (`11/9).

This, however, does not mean that the province will not be affected in the future due to crowded inter-cirty and inter-island traffic , which includes the trade of poultry.
Based on 2004 figures, there were H5N1 infected cases in six regencies/municipalities. In 2006, the number of affecte regencies/municipalities went up to 13. .
The condition prompts related parties in NTT to take immediate steps to prevent a worsening.
http://tinyurl.com/2...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Japan Donates Money to Indonesia
jepang hibahkan for rp145 miliar flu bird

Jakarta--miol : jepang governing gave help hibah-sized 1, 781 yen miliar (around miliar rp145, 5) to espouse flu bird penanggulangan in indonesia.

Jepang governing gave help hibah this intended to improve investigasi centre pocket disease (dic). In spesifik, the fund dialokasikan for renovasi two dic that has there 's yaitu square and town lampung, and new dic development in ear-ring.

" with help this will dibenahi diagnosa systems on hewan diseases, including flu bird, so that more quick and akurat in kondisi extra peaceful, " ujar the field of economy head jepang kedubes okaniwa ken seusai diplomatic note penandatanganan between jepang dubes shin ebihara and dirjen asia pacific and africa ri deplu primo a joelianto in jakarta, kamis.

Original:

Jepang Hibahkan Rp145 Miliar untuk Flu Burung

JAKARTA--MIOL: Pemerintah Jepang memberikan bantuan hibah sebesar 1,781 miliar Yen (sekitar Rp145,5 miliar) untuk mendukung penanggulangan flu burung di Indonesia.

Pemerintah Jepang memberikan bantuan hibah ini dimaksudkan untuk meningkatkan kemampuan Pusat Investigasi Penyakit (DIC). Secara spesifik, dana itu dialokasikan untuk renovasi dua DIC yang sudah ada yaitu Medan dan Bandar Lampung, serta pembangunan DIC baru di Subang.

"Dengan bantuan ini akan dibenahi sistem diagnosa terhadap penyakit-penyakit hewan, termasuk flu burung, agar lebih cepat dan akurat dalam kondisi yang lebih aman," ujar Kepala Bidang Ekonomi Kedubes Jepang Ken Okaniwa seusai penandatanganan nota diplomatik antara Dubes Jepang Shin Ebihara dan Dirjen Asia Pasifik dan Afrika Deplu RI Primo A Joelianto di Jakarta, Kamis.

[continuing on in Malay translation]

Jepang governing gave individual attention to flu bird in indonesia case karena flu bird in indonesia continued spread until need transmisi deterrent virus from bird to human beings. The hibah diperkirakan will molten in this month. To the the use of fund memonitor, jepang governing will sent perwakilannya to memantau direct attack product in proyek third the dic.

Governing commitment the jepang passed jepang prime minister abe shinzo to susilo president yudhoyono bambang seconds visit to indonesia, last agustus. This berarti jepang has gave help around us $ 37 million to governing indonesia for penanggulangan flu bird.

According to primo, this help administration is kemitraan agreement implementasi economy (epa) with jepang. this realization also prove relations bahwa second country not disrupted withdrawal himself jepang prime minister abe shinzo
http://www.mediaindo...

I am not like other birds of prey....


More on donation from Japan
More on the donation from Japan. I've got to say, after 27 suspected cases in Bali since August 10th; I don't find this information reassuring....quite the contrary.

-snip- (talks about the donation from Japan)

It say, hibah aid from jepang this will used to improve perusal centre pocket disease (investigation center disease / dic) in indonesia.

" konkretnya yaitu with did renovasi to two dic that berlokasi in medan and lampung and development a buah new dic that lies in ear-ring, west jawa, " he said.

Jepang governing, ujar him, also will gave help teknis to various use fasilitas diagnosis and various asset terkait lainnya.

While the, on minister great embassy jepang in indonesia okaniwa ken say, various hpai case continued spread in indonesia and has come in death of 85 people (to come off 6 september 2007).

" accordingly need done penanggulangan infection circulation wrong hpai satunya with prevent transmisi from bird to human beings. To reached the matter, needed memperkokoh efforts diagnosa to various hewan disease, including hpai, " he said.

With help the, further okaniwa ken will dibenahi diagnosa systems on hewan diseases so that more quick and akurat in kondisi extra peaceful.

-snip-
http://www.antara.co...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Coincidences.....
So we have the International Flu Pandemic Preparation meeting on the 11th. Followed immediately thereafter by earthquakes.
No new suspected cases reported in any of my sites.
Am I to believe that since September 10th, there have not been any new suspected cases entering RS Sanglah?
I don't believe in coincidences, at least not where Indonesia is concerned.

I am not like other birds of prey....

RI to get $15 million from Japan to fight bird flu
An English Version:

National
09/13/07 17:30
RI to get $15 million from Japan to fight bird flu

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is to receive a Japanese grant worth US$15 million for its avian influenza eradication program, an Indonesian official said.

Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Shin Ebihara and the Foreign Affairs Ministry`s director general for Asia Pacific and Africa, Primo Alui Joelianto, signed a memorandum of understanding on the grant here Thursday.

"We don`t know yet when the grant will be available as the MoU is only to show the Japanese government`s commitment to realizing the scheme," Primo said.

The signing of the agreement was a follow-up to a visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Jakarta on August 20 or almost a month before he announced his resignation on September 12.

At a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Abe said the grant would be used to build and empower Indonesia`s Disease Investigation Centers (DICs).

Indonesia is planning to use the funds to renovate two DICs in Medan (North Sumatra) and Lampung as well as to build a new DIC in Subang (West Java).

Abe said the Japanese government would also provide technical assistance for the DICs.

As per September 6, 2007 as many as 85 people in Indonesia have died of bird flu.

Meanwhile, a minister at the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta , Ken Okaniwa, said Japan would continue to support Indonesia`s efforts to fight bird flu despite Abe`s plan to step down.

Since 2004 Japan has provided many countries, including Indonesia, with more than $222 million channeled through the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization as well as regional bodies in Asia to fight bird flu. (*)
http://www.antara.co...

I am not like other birds of prey....


Hybrid Chickens Purchased for Schools
http://222.124.164.1...
September 13, 2007
Berdayakan Resident Economy Accompanying Super Chicken

(Comment:  This is a word for word translatina and pretty raw.)

Sukoharjo (KR) - To empower residents' economic matters and to restrain the deep wounds of Avian Influenza or bird flu virus, County Agency Pertanian Sukoharjo originally procured chicken livestock or super hybrid chicken for local official provinces. local.  To early tahap, said Agency Pertanian Sukoharjo Head, Ir Sugiyarti, in any case should  digulirkan as many as 5 thousand tails DOC or young hybrid chickens.  These young chickens would be allotted  in approximately 50 batches per ten public buildings (public schools?) in local PKK counties, accompanying each respective batches procuring allocations of 100 tails young hybrid chicken. 

"We are going to assist in procuring 50 batches of young hybrid chickens similar to these sample batches that will be going to ten public buildings," said Sugiyarti boldly in KR Kerjanya Hall yesterday.

In compliance Sugiyarti said that eventually for the entire ten public buildings that there are in local county provinces they should assist in procuring young hybrid chickens to dikembangkan.  Meanwhile this time they should assist in procuring approximately 1/3 from ten.  Besides procuring 100 tails of young hybrid chickens, each respective batch should be assisted in procuring something similar to corrals/pens, a place to eat, a place to drink, medicine or vaccine accompanying a percentage of the entire total in the amount of more or less Rp 1 million.  Accompanying the batches that were received, they are assisting in providing field location pens that are presently established.

"We are obtaining this assistance to move on.  We are intending that within a single year we will be able to harvest up to 3 times digulirkan more than other batches, besides sharply increasing young chickens within the expected time of 2 months."

The hatching place was able to be finished after 70 days harvest.  Furthermore, he said, to fund budgets for this hybrid chicken livestock project, we are procuring donation allocations from APBD Kabupaten Sukoharjo and APBD Province Jawa Tengah.  In addition this program alone develops residential economic matters that was also passed for ten public buildings intending to restrain the Avian Influenza virus and tercukupinya for schoolchildren's nutrition was passed for consumption of chicken meat.

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


Hybrid or not, I find it creepy that they are going to raise young chickens
in public buildings (schools??!!). Are they absolutely certain these chickens are not going to catch bf? Do they think isolating them from the rest of the area will do the trick? Uh, what was the name of that British Turkey farm again? BF has been carried to carefully isolated and caged poultry time and again in the past, apparently by wild birds or vectors unknown. Why would anyone think it was safe to raise chickens around children in a public school, if this indeed is the plan, in a country where bf is endemic ???.

Always have a plan B.

[ Parent ]
I think this is about japan's aid
bisnis economy edition : 9 / 14 / 2007, hal. xii
mundurnya abe do not pengaruhi epa
jakarta (espos)
Mundurnya jepang prime minister abe shinzo from jabatannya as the prime minister no way jepang berpengaruh to kemitraan agreement economy (epa) and internasional same work other.
Mundurnya abe also diyakini no way berpengaruh on diplomatic ties indonesia-jepang, terutama epa new ri-jepang only signed agustus end 2007.

At the site separate, the minister of trade let 's pangestu elka withdrawal optimistis himself MP shinzo jepang abe not memengaruhi same work ratifikasi economy kemitraan indonesia-jepang (ij-epa).
"have not got karena influence that did agreement is governing jepang and their will honour the agreement," He said in jakarta, rabu (12 / 9).

Some time last, miljani halide, member personnel that mendag also wrong a negosiasi tim ij-epa, spoke of pascapenandatanganan kemitraan agreement economy will ditindaklanjuti with ratifikasi by second country.

"no way influence same work that has disepakati," Ujar asia dirjen pacific and africa primo deplu alui joelianto in deplu store, pejambon jl, centre jakarta, kamis (13 / 9).
Satunya fallacy poison mirrored from penandatanganan jepang mou menghibahkan 15, 49 million america dollar serikat for penanganan flu bird.

The fund to some kesehatan laboratorium merenovasi that hewan flu bird mendiagnosa. Apart from the to gave help teknis and asset lainnya.

The kesepahaman note direct signed jepang dubes for indonesia shin ebihara and primo alui joelianto in space palapa deplu. this hibah grant is tindak further from commitment that passed mantan MP shinzo jepang abe, new just drive back himself, in visits to indonesia on 20 agustus 2007.  -ant / dtc
http://www.solopos.c...

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson


pelihara bird and fishing do not have left
pelihara bird and fishing do not have left

zamroni akp, successor candidate kasat lantas salatiga polres
In september 2007 happen department mutation perwira(military officer) in polres ambit salatiga. Satunya fallacy kasat lantas(then:next) salatiga polres(police district) hery akp that purnomo will dimutasi(mutated:altered:changed) to kabupaten(district) trunk, middle jawa.

As a candidate penggantinya (succesor:deputy:substitute)is zamroni akp that active previous in satlantas semarang polwiltabes(police precinct of a large city) as kanit (head person of a unit)dikmasyasa.

Semarang birth laki-laki(man), 26 april 1963 this has enough paham with medan in salatiga, place karena(because) kelahirannya(birthed:founded) spent in dukuh reksosari, suruh kecamatan(subdistrict), headless semarang far from city centre salatiga. Karier journey in kepolisian (police)dirintisnya for himself solve education at school bintara candidate (caba) in years 2001 and. Seusai purna from school the, zamroni extracted trust to affiliated became samapta members demak polres for some hours that further elevated became kapolsek demak wonosala.

For in laws province demak polres, zamroni also have shaking as kanit patroli and kanit rekiden. Finally himself dimutasi to polda jawa middle and polwiltabes semarang. Move for move kepolisian karir dititinya and in this year get acknowledgments to sit kasat department in salatiga polres.

According to appointment article kasat department lantas the will implemented jumat (14 / 9) this, but even so lantaran there was a matter, accordingly the appointment held over front town. In sela-sela kesibukannya fare rutinitas country task, zamroni often eliminate time to bersantai-santai with family, even once in a while menggeluti hobinya.

Favourite preserve bird has never been ditinggalkannya(abandoned:deserted), meski have there was the threat of disease kekhawatiran (anxiety:concern)flu bird this afternoon. Some collection bird that owned between other rawa(marsh) cocak, murai(magpie) and all that. In side aktivitas keeps the bird, zamroni also owns that hobby unique, yakni fishing.

The hobby variation as upayanya to dispel stres with job and abundance that menumpuk. usually berkumis pria rather thick this fishing in on bandungan days libur or days certain.  -trh
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Dengue fever patients are died

September 13rd 2007 ; 6:48:01 PM
Dengue fever patients are died

The dead patient of dengue fever in East Jakarta is increase up two people and become 15 patients. Those patients are coming from Pasar Rebo and Cakung Sub-district. Based on East Jakarta Sub-Dept. of Community Health up to Thursday (13/9), there are 8,823 of dengue fever patients. The highest case happens in Duren Sawit by 1,597 cases and 1 died. Second up to last places are Cakung by 1,145 cases and 1 died, Kramatjati 1,113 cases and 5 died, Jatinegara 1,087 cases and 1 died, Pulo Gadung 802 cases, Ciracas 730 cases and 1 died, Cipayung 628 cases, Makasar 612 cases, Matraman 586 cases and 1 died, and Pasar Rebo 523 cases and 4 died.
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Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson


Hospital patients being evacuated to tents
There were a couple of stories; this one is representative.  I really, really hope they don't get any bf cases when there's no way to isolate them.

http://www.detiknews...

13/09/2007 10:10 WIB
RSUD Bengkulu Damaged, All Patients Evacuated to Emergency Tent
Chazizah Gusnita - detikcom

Jakarta - Quake that rather strong shake Bengkulu make a number of buildings experience crack that quite serious.  Region General Hospital Dr M Yunus also damaged.

As a consequence, all patients being treated must be evacuated to emergency tents in front of aforementioned hospital.

"The hospital could not be used because seriously damaged.  We are concentrating here," said Kapolres Bengkulu Kota AKBP Sutardjo to Detikcom, Thursday (13/9/2007) 10:00 WIB.

According to Kapolres, several buildings that damaged seriously other hospitals namely SMU St Carolus, several mosques and government buildings in downtown area.

"But that most serious hospital, as far as patients therefore could not be treated inside," he said.


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