Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Indonesia: Woman dies of avian influenza

Indonesia 22 January, 2007 The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 26-year-old woman from West Java Province developed symptoms on 11 January and died in hospital on 19 January. Initial investigations of the source of her infection indicate that the woman had been involved in the slaughter of sick chickens in the days prior to symptom onset.