Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 16

10 September 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 33-year-old male from Riau Province developed symptoms on 25 August, was hospitalized on 2 September and died in hospital on 6 September . His source of exposure is currently under investigation.

Of the 106 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 85 have been fatal.

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