Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

WHO confirms Indonesia’s 54th avian influenza case

20 July, 2006

The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed the country’s 54th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
The case, which was fatal, occurred in a 44-year-old man from East Jakarta, Jakarta Province. He developed symptoms on 24 June, was hospitalized on 10 July, and died on 12 July.
Of the 54 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 42 have been fatal.