Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 15

23 August 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 28-year-old female from Tabanan District, in Bali Province developed symptoms on 14 August, was hospitalized on 18 August and died in hospital on 21 August. The case was a poultry trader. The case investigation found that she collected poultry from villages where outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry had occurred and were later confirmed by rapid testing.

Of the 105 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 84 have been fatal.