Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 29

23 August 2006

The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed the country’s 60th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

The case is a 6-year-old female from Bekasi, West Java Province. She developed symptoms on 6 August and was hospitalized on 11 August. She remains hospitalized but is recovering. The source of her infection is currently under investigation.

Of the 60 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 46 have been fatal.

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