Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 24

12 November 2007

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 31-year-old male from the Bengkalis District, Riau Province developed symptoms on 31 October, was hospitalized on 3 November and died in an AI referral hospital on 6 November. Identification of the source of his infection is ongoing and includes investigation into a large swallow farm in close proximity to the case's house.

Of the 113 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 91 have been fatal.

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