Published Date: 2011-03-14 19:00:08
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (24): Indonesia (WJ) WHO
Archive Number: 20110314.0821
AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (24): INDONESIA (WEST JAVA), WHO
A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Mon 14 Mar 2011
Source: World Health Organisation (WHO), CSR, Disease Outbreak News [edited]
The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced 2 new but unrelated
confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.
The 1st case is a 2-year-old male from Depok City, West Java
Province. He developed symptoms on 3 Feb 2011, was admitted to a
private clinic on 5 Feb 2011, and was referred to a hospital on 6 Feb
2011. He died on 6 Feb 2011. Prior to his illness, sick and dead
poultry were reported in his neighborhood [previously reported by
ProMED-mail as: Avian influenza, human (22): Indonesia (WJ) 20110312.0800].
The 2nd case is a 31-year-old female from Bekasi City, West Java
Province. She developed symptoms on 23 Feb 2011, was admitted to a
private clinic on 25 Feb 2011, and was referred to a hospital on 28
Feb 2011, where she received oseltamivir treatment. She died on 1 Mar
2011. Initial investigations indicate the case visited a traditional
market where live poultry were sold [previously reported by
ProMED-mail as: Avian influenza, human (23): Indonesia (WJ) 20110313.0811].
Laboratory tests have confirmed infection with the H5N1 avian
influenza virus. Of the 174 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 144
have been fatal.
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Marianne Hopp
[These cases bring the number of avian influenza A/(H5N1) virus human
infections in Indonesia since the beginning of 2011 to 3, all of whom
died. The WHO table of the Cumulative Number of Confirmed Human Cases
of Avian Influenza A/(H5N1) has now been updated to 14 Mar 2011
Since the beginning of the outbreak in Indonesia in 2005, there have
now been 174 cases and 144 deaths. Globally since the 1st cases
appeared in 2003 in China and Viet Nam, there have been 532 cases in
all with 315 fatalities.
The HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Indonesia can be seen at
<http://healthmap.org/r/0Ag9>. A map of West Java province can be
accessed at <http://www.indonesia-tourism.com/west-java/map/>. - Mod.CP]