Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 29

11 January 2008

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 16-year-old female from West Java Province developed symptoms on 30 December 2007, was hospitalized on 4 January 2008 and is currently in hospital. Investigations found a history of deaths in chickens in the case’s neighborhood in the two weeks preceding her onset of symptoms.

Of the 117 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 94 have been fatal.

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