Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 5

29 January 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 6-year-old female from Magelang District in Central Java Province developed symptoms on 8 January and died in hospital on 19 January. Initial investigations into the source of her infection indicate exposure to dead poultry.

Of the 81 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 63 have been fatal.