Foot and Mouth Disease Spreads in 21 Province in Indonesia
8 July 2022 12:30 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia's Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Task Force reported there are three provinces where all of their livestock are infected with FMD. To date, a total of 21 provinces have reported FMD cases, with a total of 317,889 cases recorded.
"The latest data shows that in the three provinces, East Java, Central Java, and Bangka Belitung, all regencies and cities have reported animals infected with the FMD virus " Wiku Adisasmito, the task force's expert team coordinator, said in an online press conference, Thursday, July 7.
Provinces with FMD infection rates of more than 80 percent of their livestock are West Java (96 percent), West Sumatra (84 percent), Jambi (81 percent) and the Special Region of Yogyakarta (80 percent).
According to the FMD Task Force, the provinces affected by FMD infection are Riau, Riau Islands, Aceh, West Sumatra, Bangka Belitung, Bengkulu, North Sumatra, Lampung, South Sumatra, Jambi, Banten, Bali, East Java, West Java, Central Java, DI. Yogyakarta, DKI Jakarta, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, and West Nusa Tenggara.
"The most important thing now is to make efforts to protect areas that have not been affected by the FMD, and prevent the virus from entering as much as possible. Maluku, North Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi and Papua are islands in Indonesia that have not been affected by the virus," Wiku said.
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