Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia
11 January 2012 - The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced one new confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.
The case is a 23 year-old male from Jakarta Province. He developed symptoms on 31 December 2011, was admitted to hospital on 6 January 2012 and died on 7 January 2012.
An epidemiological investigation conducted by the Ministry of Health and local health officers indicated that he raised pigeons, and there was a sick pigeon he nursed that subsequently died.
Laboratory tests have confirmed infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus. Of the 183 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 151 have been fatal.