Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 22

31 October 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 3-year-old male from the Tangerang District, Banten Province developed symptoms on 14 October. The case has recovered.

The investigation found that there were poultry deaths in the case's household prior to his onset of symptoms. The case was living in the same district but had no contact with the previously confirmed 5-year-old female.

Of the 111 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 89 have been fatal.

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