Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 23

5 November 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 30-year-old female from the Tangerang Municipality, Banten Province developed symptoms on 23 October, was hospitalized on 31 October and died in an AI referral hospital on 3 November.

The investigation found that there were poultry deaths in the case's neighborhood in the days prior to her onset of symptoms.

Of the 112 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 90 have been fatal.

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