15 Countries Reported New Bird Flu Cases to WHO
In the period from February to September 2012, the virus was detected in wild birds in Hong Kong, India and Nepal, and on farms in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Vietnam.
A total of 15 countries have reported to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) about the bird flu cases “clade” new. The 15 countries namely Iran, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, including Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Japan, Romania, Bulgaria, Laos, Indonesia and Russia.
“So far no cases of bird flu (clade) new in humans in Indonesia. The last case is still young IT (4) of the Parung Panjang, Bogor, died on December 6, 2012 that the virus is still a long clade 2.1,” said Director General of Control disease and Environmental Health (P2PL) Ministry of Health Tjandra Yoga Aditama in a statement in Jakarta, Monday (7/1).
According to the WHO report, in the period from February to September 2012, the virus was detected in wild birds in Hong Kong, India and Nepal, and on farms in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Vietnam.
“Human cases still only exist in three cases, namely Bangladesh and China, including Hong Kong five cases. Bangladesh are all mild cases. Cases in China (including Hong Kong) died three out of five cases,” said Tjandra.
While in Indonesia, the Ministry of Health back to prepare the countermeasures of bird flu including the new clade virus transmission among others, by issuing circulars to local Health Department.
“After Welfare Coordination Meeting on December 27, 2012, we have made a second circular on December 28, the contents of which reaffirmed the first circular dated December 11, 2012 and added the results of meetings held,” said Tjandra.