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Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia - update 3

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.

The case is a 28 year old female from Gunung Kidul district, Yogyakarta Province. She developed symptoms on 1 March, was admitted to a health care facility on 6 March and referred to a hospital on 11 March. She died on 14 March.

The cases’ family owned chicken and ducks, and the case visited local village/town traditional market on a daily basis. There were many free roaming poultry in the neighborhood and it was reported there were chicken deaths in the previous months.

Laboratory tests have confirmed infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.

Of the 176 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 145 have been fatal.

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