Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Indonesia: A case of human Avian influenza

9 August, 2006

The case of avian influenza H5N1, occurred in a 17-year-old female from Jakarta Province. She developed symptoms on 28 July, was hospitalized on 4 August, and died on 8 August.
An investigation into her source of infection found that pet pigeons were kept inside her home and that several neighbouring households maintained flocks of backyard poultry. Animal health authorities have collected samples from birds in the neighbourhood and these will be tested as part of the continuing investigation (WHO).