Via Ida's Bird Flu Information Corner, a report from Suara Pembaran: Kerinci, Jambi ::: Thousands of chickens die of bird flu. Excerpt:
Jambi provincial government announced bird flu/avian influenza H5N1 alert. So far, bird flu outbreak has spread to six villages and killed thousands of chickens.
Livestock Service spokesman of Kabupaten Kerinci, Ariyan, said they stated bird flu alert because the disease had been rapidly spreading within six villages in Kecamatan Sitinjaulaut,; Desa Sebukar, Semerah, Pedung Tengah, Tanjung Mudo, Seleman and Koto Baru Hiang.
Total dead chickens reported are 4,146 chickens; with largest number is 2,000 chickens in Desa Sebukar, followed by Desa Seleman with a total 1,101 chickens.
Rapid spreading of the disease is mainly caused by lack of public knowledge about the bird flu signs and how to deal with the diseased birds. People are disposing infected chickens to the river instead of burning and burying them, and also refusing to have them culled.
That last paragraph could have been written in 2005, which shows how much more the Indonesian government needs to do to educate the public.
Meanwhile, The Jakarta Post has a long report on the B2B H5N1 outbreak in South Sumatra