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Jakarta Post

Thousands of poultry killed by bird flu, says authority

The Jakarta Post
Jakarta   ●   Wed, July 3, 2013

A local husbandry officer unveiled that bird flu had caused the death of thousands of bird in two subdistricts in Subang regency in June.

Agus Sugama , head of Subang Animal Husbandry Agency, said 1,400 ducks were found dead at Pandek village in Pabuaran subdistrict as well as another 13 ducks and 124 chickens at Kiaragoong village in the same subdistrict; and another 75 chickens in Ciomas village, Cipeundeuy subdistrict.

'€œThis is not the first time. Approximately two thousand birds have died,'€ he said, as quoted by

Agus added that tests had confirmed bird flu virus was present in these two subdistricts. A team has been deployed to investigate the source of the virus.

'€œPlease report any irregularities to the authorities immediately,'€ he said.