Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 32

21 January 2008

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. An 8-year-old male from Tangerang District, Banten Province developed symptoms on 7 January 2008, was hospitalized on 16 January and died in an AI referral hospital on 18 January. Investigations into the source of his infection are ongoing, however initial reports indicate the case lived in close proximity to a chicken slaughter house.

Of the 119 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 97 have been fatal.

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