Poultry is an everyday fact of life in Indonesia. Millions of backyard farmers live here.  Many families are economically dependent on the commercial poultry industry which is valued in excess of US$ 6 billion a year; employs some 10 million people; and for many more domestic poultry owners, especially in rural areas, is a key source of food and income. But raising poultry is only a part of the problem. The powerful H5N1 virus can spread during transportation, while it's being sold at the market or during the slaughtering and cooking process. Other related industries also pose the same threats. Feathers used for making shuttlecocks and the processing of chicken manure for fertilizers also exposed the virus to workers and and there few controls over these informal industries. (Source: Komnas FBPI).

Realising this, the Government of Indonesia issued several guidelines that demonstrate proper behaviors for  handling poultry and for responding to diseases cause by it. These guidelines provide reference for common citizen to live healthily and safely with poultry.  Among these guidelines were also guidelines from the Ministry of Health on how to respond to AI when AI is transmitted to human, both for household reference and for health personnels.

This page contains various guidelines issued by relevant government institutions in Indonesia as reference for AI prevention and control measures.