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Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update

The Indonesian IHR National Focal Point of the Ministry of Health has notified WHO of a new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.

The case is a 2 year-old male from Riau Province. He developed fever on 17 April 2012 and was hospitalized on 21 April 2012 but he died on 27 April 2012.

Epidemiological investigation is ongoing. Preliminary findings indicate that the case’s parents are quail egg vendors.

The case was confirmed by the National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD), Ministry of Health.

To date, of the 189 cases reported in Indonesia since 2005, 157 have been fatal.

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