Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Indonesia: 14 year old boy critical with avian influenza

8 January, 2007

A 14 year old teenage boy is confirmed to be severely ill following a human infection of avian influenza, and is presently undergoing treatment. He developed symptoms on 31 December 2006 and was hospitalized on 4 January 2007.
This is the first human case of avian influenza in 2007. The boy is being treated at the Persahabatan hospital (Persahabatan Hospital is a pulmonary specialty hospital) and his condition is critical, the health official confirmed.