Thursday, August 16, 2007

Indonesia – 80% fatality rate update

The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 17-year-old female from Tangerang District, in Banten Province developed symptoms on 9 August , was hospitalized on 13 August and died in hospital on 14 August . Her source of exposure is currently under investigation.

Of the 104 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 83 have been fatal.


World Health Organization

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