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Jakarta Post

Bird flu awareness campaign to target early learners

  • Erwida Maulia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 13 2008   /  10:34 am

The government will kick off a new round of avian influenza awareness and prevention campaigns in elementary schools to help the country with the largest death toll from the virus to consolidate its progress in defeating the largely fatal disease. Younger primary school students will learn of the threat of bird flu through a government awareness campaign, while older students will be taught about the disease as part of their natural science curriculum, said Mudjito, director for kindergartens and elementary schools at the Education Ministry. He said students would be encouraged to adopt healthy habits as measures to avoid infection. Younger students will learn how the virus is transmitted and about ways to recognize infected poultry, he said. "We are preparing three modules to help teachers deliver the campaign messages to students. First, on the importance of...