Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Indonesia avian influenza death toll rises

Indonesia 30 April, 2008 The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 3-year-old male from Wonogiri District, Central Java Province developed symptoms on 14 April, was hospitalized on 21 April and died on 23 April. Investigations into the source of his infection indicate exposure to sick and dead poultry.
Of the 133 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 108 have been fatal.