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Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia - update 2

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 13-year-old female from Sukoharjo District, Central Java Province developed symptoms on 16 June, was hospitalized on 21 June and died on 24 June. Laboratory tests were positive for H5N1 virus infection. Investigations into the source of her infection indicate poultry deaths, in the neighbourhood, one week before onset of case’s symptoms.

Of the 167 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 138 have been fatal.

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