Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Indonesian woman dies of avian influenza

20 August, 2006

The Health Ministry's director general of communicable disease control, was cited as saying Sunday that a woman (35 years) has died of avian influenza in an Indonesian village (Cikelet, a group of villages in West Java’s Garut district), where authorities were investigating a possible cluster of human cases of the H5N1 virus.
Her 9-year-old daughter died two weeks ago, but authorities were not able to confirm whether she had avian influenza.