Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Indonesia reports 69th H5N1 case

29 September, 2006

Indonesia reported its 69th H5N1 avian influenza case today, in the 21-year-old sister of an 11-year-old boy who died of the same disease on Sep 18.
The woman from the Tulungagung district of East Java tested positive for H5N1 today. She developed symptoms on 19 September and was hospitalized on 25 September. She remains hospitalized.
The WHO had reported that poultry in the boy's household began dying in the month prior to symptom onset, and poultry deaths continued in his neighborhood (CIDRAP).