The Jakarta Post
City administration officials on Wednesday visited a location in Rambutan subdistrict, Ciracas district, East Jakarta, where 116 chickens have died, and confirmed that two birds had suffered from bird flu.
“We have conducted biosecurity measures to eliminate viruses within a radius of 500 meters from the location,” Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Sovereignty office head Bayu Sari Astuti said in East Jakarta on Wednesday.
The 116 chickens, including the two suspected of carrying the bird flu virus, were owned by Sumiran, a resident of Rambutan.
Astuti stressed that no residents had been infected with bird flu, but advised people in the area to have medical check-ups to make sure they were free of the virus.
She also called on owners of fowls to certify their animals. “The certification is free of charge,” she said as reported by kompas.com, adding that further information could be obtained from subdistrict offices.
Sumiran reported the case to the subdistrict office on Tuesday after noting the deaths of numerous birds since Monday morning.
East Jakarta Mayor Bambang Musyawardana led the raid against chicken facilities in the area after receiving reports about the incident.
Government workers disassembled chicken coops owned by Sumiran and eliminated the remaining chickens to prevent the possible spread of the virus. (bbn)
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