Published Date: 2012-01-11 18:30:09
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (06): Indonesia (JA) WHO
Archive Number: 20120111.1007376
AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (06): INDONESIA (JAKARTA), WHO
A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Wed 11 Jan 2012
Source: World Health Organisation (WHO), CSR, Disease Outbreak News [edited]
The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced one new confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.
The case is a 23-year-old male from Jakarta Province. He developed symptoms on 31 Dec 2011, was admitted to hospital on 6 Jan 2012, and died on 7 Jan 2012.
An epidemiological investigation conducted by the Ministry of Health and local health officers indicated that he raised pigeons, and there was a sick pigeon he nursed that subsequently died.
Laboratory tests have confirmed infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus. Of the 183 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 151 have been fatal.
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Marianne Hopp
[Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Officially known as the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta, it is located on the northwest coast of Java. The HealthMap interactive map of Java can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/r/1CO1.
This is the official WHO confirmation of the case described in full in ProMED-mail posts archived as: "Avian influenza, human (05): Indonesia (JA), confirmed 20120111.1007152," and "Avian influenza, human (04): Indonesia (JA) susp. 20120109.1004606."
As of 11 Jan 2012, the WHO Table of the Cumulative number of confirmed human cases for avian influenza A(H5N1) reported to WHO, 2003-2012, gives the global totals of cases and fatalities as 577 and 340, respectively (see: http://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/H5N1_cumulative_table_archives/en/index.html).
The greatest number of cases of avian A (H5N1) virus infection have occurred in Indonesia, although the 1st cases were not reported until 2006. The global tally is now 577 cases and (340) deaths. The distribution of cases worldwide (deaths in parentheses) now becomes: Indonesia 183 (151), Egypt 157 (55), Viet Nam 119 (59), China 41 (27), Thailand 25 (17), Cambodia 18 (16), Turkey 12 (4), Azerbaijan 8 (5), Bangladesh 3 (0), Iraq 3 (2), Pakistan 3 (1), Laos 2 (2), Djibout 1 (0), Myanmar 1 (0) and Nigeria 1 (1). - Mod.CP]