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Bird Flu Virus Infects Pigs in Bali

by 5m Editor
9 October 2006, at 10:05am

BALI - The Team of Veterinary Faculty at Udayana University found evidence that avian influenze (AI) virus has infected pigs in Bali. Wider scale research is now in the process.

AI finding on pigs was due to some college students’ research which diagnosed several ill pigs from May to June, 2006. Out of 20 pigs, two were positively infected by H5N1 virus. “The pigs are in Gianyar and Tabanan,” said I Gusti Ngurah Mahardika, a professor at the faculty, Friday (6/10).

The virus grows in ill pigs and the pigs cannot be cured by a series of medical treatment. After surgery, there are red blotches on the spleen. By imono histokimia technology, the red blotches are viruses on the pig’s tissue.

Source: TempoInteractive

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