Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 8

31 May 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 45-year-old male from Grobogan district, Central Java Province developed symptoms on 17 May, was hospitalized on 26 May and died in hospital on 28 May. Initial investigations into the source of his infection indicate exposure to dead poultry.

Of the 98 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 78 have been fatal.

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