Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 9

6 June 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 16-year-old female from Kendal district, Central Java province developed symptoms on 21 May, was hospitalized on 25 May and died in hospital on 29 May. Initial investigations into the source of her infection indicate exposure to dead poultry.

Of the 99 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 79 have been fatal.

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