Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 21

25 October 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 5-year-old female from the Tangerang District, Banten Province developed symptoms on 14 October, was hospitalized on 20 October and died in an AI referral hospital on 22 October. The investigation found that there were poultry deaths in the case's neighborhood in the two weeks prior to her onset of symptoms.

Of the 110 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 89 have been fatal.

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