Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 25

12 December 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 Tangerang City, Banten Province developed symptoms on 1 December, was hospitalized on 7 December and died in an AI referral hospital on 10 December. The case worked as a road side seller of decorative plants. Poultry and poultry cages were located in the vicinity of her business. Investigations are ongoing into the source of her infection.

Of the 114 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 92 have been fatal.

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