Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 10

19 April 2006

The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed the country’s 32nd case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case occurred in a 24-year-old man from Tangerang, near Greater Jakarta. He developed symptoms on 29 March, was hospitalized on 5 April, and died on 8 April.

His source of exposure is presently under investigation.

Of the 32 laboratory-confirmed cases in Indonesia, 24 have been fatal.