Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Indonesia: Two Indonesian die of avian influenza; cluster suspected

13 January, 2007

A 22-year-old woman, a suspected avian influenza patient from Tangerang west of Jakarta, developed symptoms on 3 January 2007, died on Saturday (13/01) morning in Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, hours after the death of a 27-year-old suspected avian influenza woman in the same hospital Friday night (12/01).
Separately, an 18-year-old man being treated in hospital was confirmed to have avian influenza after his mother died of the disease on Thursday (11/01), marking a cluster case.
The husband (H. Yusuf) and son (Arif) of the 37-year-old woman (Riyah), from Serpong in west Java, were being treated for symptoms of avian influenza at Persahabatan Hospital.