New AI website in Indonesia

30-11-2006 | |

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 website is at  .
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 flu, 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.”
The Committee 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.