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Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia - update 6

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

The case is an 1-year old female from West Jakarta district, DKI Jakarta Province. She developed symptoms and was treated at a health care facility on 8 August, and first admitted to a private hospital on 15 August. She died on 25 August.

A family member in the case’s household works as a caterer, frequently processing poultry product, including slaughtering. There were also poultry in the neighbourhood but there were no reports of chicken deaths within the last 14 days.

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

Of the 179 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 147 have been fatal.

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