Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

5-year-old boy dies of H5N1 avian influenza in Indonesia

3 July, 2006

The Indonesian government has confirmed another death in the country due to avian influenza, an official said today.
The latest victim was a five-year-old boy who died on June 16 in Tulungagung, a town in East Java, said Nyoman Kandun of the Health Ministry.
A test by a WHO-affiliated laboratory in Hong Kong found that the boy was infected by the H5N1 virus.