Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 38

5 February 2008

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced two new cases of human H5N1 avian influenza infection. The first is a 29-year-old female from Tangerang City, Banten Province who developed symptoms on 22 January, was hospitalized on 28 January and died on 2 February. Investigations into the source of her infection are ongoing .

The second case is a 38-year-old female from West Jakarta, Jakarta Province who developed symptoms on 23 January 2008, was hospitalized on 26 January and is currently in hospital in a critical condition. Investigations into the source of her infection are ongoing.

Of the 126 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 103 have been fatal.

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