Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 13

19 May 2006

The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed an additional case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case occurred in a 12-year-old boy from Bekasi in East Jakarta. He was hospitalized on 7 May and died on 13 May.

An investigation is under way to determine the source of his infection.

The newly confirmed case brings the total in Indonesia to 41. Of these cases, 32 have been fatal.

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