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Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia - update 3

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 34-year-old female from Tangerang District, Banten Province developed symptoms on 2 July, was hospitalized on 4 July and died on 7 July. Laboratory tests were positive for H5N1 virus infection. Investigations into the source of her infection are ongoing.

Of the 168 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 139 have been fatal.

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