Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Avian influenza Kills Two Siblings in Indonesia

26 May, 2006

Preliminary tests have found that avian influenza killed two more siblings in Indonesia.
Initial tests found that a brother and sister from West Java who died earlier this week were infected by the H5N1 virus, said Nyoman Kandun, head of the Health Ministry's office of communicable disease control.
The latest victims, an 18-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister, died Tuesday in the state-run Hasan Sidikin hospital in Bandung, the capital city of West Java. They died within hours of each other less than a day after arriving at the hospital.