Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

More avian influenza human cases detected in Viet Nam and Indonesia

Viet Nam - Indonesia 21 February, 2008

The Ministry of Health in Viet Nam has confirmed a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. The case has been confirmed by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE).
The case is a 27 -year old male from Ninh Nhat district, Ninh Binh province . He developed symptoms on 3 February was hospitalized on12 February and died on 14 February. The case had contact with sick and dead poultry prior to his illness.
The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced two new cases of human H5N1 avian influenza infection. The first is a 16-year-old male from Sragen district, Central Java Province who developed symptoms on 3 February, was hospitalized on 7 February and died on 10 February. Prior to his illness, the case was exposed to sick and dead poultry at his home, where he slaughtered a sick chicken.
The second case is a 3-year-old boy from South Jakarta District, Jakarta Province who developed symptoms on 3 February, was hospitalized on 10 February and died on15 February. The investigation team found that chickens & a pet bird had died in the neighborhood in the two weeks prior to the case’s onset of symptoms.