Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 33

23 January 2008

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 30-year-old male from Tangerang District, Banten Province developed symptoms on 13 January 2008, was hospitalized on 19 January and is currently in hospital. Investigations into the source of his infection are ongoing.

Of the 120 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 97 have been fatal.

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