Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 12 *

11 July 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 Banten Province developed symptoms on 23 June and was hospitalized on 5 July. She died on 8 July. According to the outbreak investigation findings, the source of exposure was likely to have been an outbreak in chickens near the school that she attended in the five days preceding her onset of illness.

Of the 102 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 81 have been fatal.

* The above update has been modified in light of new information received by WHO.