Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Indonesian teenage girl tests positive for avian influenza

Indonesia 11 January, 2008 The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 16-year-old female from West Java Province developed symptoms on 30 December 2007, was hospitalized on 4 January 2008 and is currently in hospital. Investigations found a history of deaths in chickens in the case’s neighborhood in the two weeks preceding her onset of symptoms.