Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 10

15 June 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 26-year-old male from Riau Province developed symptoms on 3 June, was hospitalized on 6 June and died in hospital on 12 June. Investigations into the source of his infection indicate exposure to sick and dead poultry.

Of the 100 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 80 have been fatal.

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