Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia - update 9

12 April 2006

The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed the country’s 31st case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case occurred in a 23-year-old man employed as a poultry worker in West Java.

He developed symptoms on 20 March and has since fully recovered. Poultry deaths occurred in the two weeks preceding his visit to a farm.

Of the 31 laboratory-confirmed cases in Indonesia, 23 have been fatal.