Suspected Bird Flu Suspect, Toddler Isolated
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MAKASSAR, BKM - Makassar City Health Department had to isolate a toddler initials Pt (2 years), the resident Jalan Mallengkeri III, Kelurahan Mangasa, Kecamatan Tamalate, Tuesday (5 / 4), because of suspected suspect bird flu. Pt picked up at his residence by a team of health office yesterday, after experiencing a prolonged heat.
Some indications of bird flu was also found on the victim.
Son of SA pairs (34) and SI (40) was initially examined at the health center Mangasa after experiencing symptoms of high fever since last few days.
Yesterday, Pt, was referred to hospital Wahidin Sudirohusodo to get special treatment. Pt will be isolated to the extent not specified.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Makassar Naisyah T Azikin, say, has been handling the Pt. According to him, the boy suspected suspect bird flu because they show certain symptoms. Namely, high fever, cough, runny nose, and feeling weak.
"By looking at the symptoms experienced by the child, we suspect that he's suspect bird flu. It also makes team of the TGC down directly to the field for identifying the location and also the people that are around the house these children," said Naisyah.
From the results of monitoring in the field, there are birds that died a few days ago. "But currently there is no more birds found dead suddenly. From the research and early identification of residents near the house of Pt, we have not found a resident who suffered from similar symptoms," he said.
According to him, new Pt lab results will be known within a few days ahead. The results will indicate whether the victim was positive for bird flu or not.
"We await the results first. Now we are isolating the victim for penangannya done specifically," he said.
Avian influenza is an infectious disease caused by avian influenza viruses that normally infect only birds and sometimes infects pigs. Then it turns out, this virus can also infect humans through the medium of the animal.
High-risk people are infected with bird flu virus that had direct contact with infected animals, such as maintaining, slaughter, and animals living on farms infected with the virus.
Symptoms experienced by people infected with bird flu virus is similar to ordinary flu, such as cough, runny nose, fever, dizziness, weakness, pain-pain that occurs for 1-2 weeks.
To make sure it can only be by blood tests. To avoid the bird flu make it a habit to avoid places or locations that have been infected with bird flu, chicken meat is safe to consume by buying chicken meat in places that have been trusted kebesihannya, cooked chicken meat with a temperature> 100 degrees Celsius, do not consume raw meat. SA, Pt parents say, before the child was frequently attacked by fever. Even just a week or two weeks later, she was cold again.
"I often take it to the clinic, I think the common fever. Because he was frequently ill," he said.
Asked about indications of bird flu that attacked her son, SA admitted surprise. He said his son had never been in contact with the animals birds directly.
SA hopes his son was fine and not sick like bird flu suspected dinkes team. "Hopefully nda papaji. Biarmi used in hospitals, so that we can be sure the pain," he said.http://www.beritakotamakassar.com/in...d&newsid=50511