New AI website in Indonesia
Indonesia's National Committee for Avian Influenza
Control and Pandemic Preparedness (Komnas FBPI) has launched a new bird flu
information website, according to Bayu Krisnamurthi, the chief executive officer
of the organisation.
The site is an information resource for the public, offering the latest
news on human avian influenza cases, links to organisations involved in the
fight against bird
, press releases, stories and downloadable material from the recent
public awareness campaign, including TV public service announcements and fliers.
"The great thing about the website is people can freely download the public
campaign materials so that they could reproduce and distribute them to their
respective communities," Krisnamurthi said. "We are going to be putting more
material on web, so please keep visiting the site."
recommends that Indonesians take the following steps
to lower the risk of contracting the H5N1 virus:
1. Do not touch sick or dying birds; if you do, immediately wash your hands
and report to local authorities.
2. Wash your hands and utensils with soap and water before you eat or cook.
Cook all poultry and eggs well.
3. Separate your birds and separate all new flocks for two weeks.
4. Go immediately to a health clinic if you have a fever with flu-like
symptoms and have had contact with birds.
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