Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 18

8 October 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 44-year-old female from Pekanbaru City in Riau Province developed symptoms on 1 October and died on 6 October. A team is currently investigating the case to determine the source of her exposure. All of the contacts are being monitored but all remain healthy.

Of the 108 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 87 have been fatal.

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