Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 30

15 January 2008

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 32-year-old female from Tangerang District, Banten Province developed symptoms on 3 January 2008, was hospitalized on 9 January 2008 and died on 10 January. Investigations indicate the case had a history of close contact with birds and poultry in the week prior to her onset of symptoms.

Of the 118 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 95 have been fatal.

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