Thursday, March 3, 2011


Date: Wed 2 Mar 2011
Source: WHO Global Alert and Response
(GAR) [edited]

Avian influenza situation in Indonesia
As of 2 Mar 2011, the Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a
new confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1)

A 26-year-old female from Karawang District, West Java Province
developed symptoms on 30 Jan 2011. She was hospitalized on 3 Feb 2011,
and was treated with oseltamivir, but died on 8 Feb 2011.

Initial investigations indicate the case bought poultry meat at a
traditional market and took home chickens that were slaughtered after
purchase and prepared at the market.

Laboratory tests have confirmed infection with the H5N1 avian
influenza virus.

Of the 172 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 142 have been

Communicated by:
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Marianne Hopp

[This is the official WHO confirmation of the case described in the
previous ProMED-mail post from Indonesia "Avian influenza, human (17):
Indonesia (WJ) 20110302.0682." The only additional information is that
the patient was treated with oseltamivir prior to death.
This is the
1st confirmed human case (and fatality) of avian A/(H5N1) virus
infection in Indonesia during 2011, bringing the total number of cases
to 172 and fatalities to 142 since the start of the outbreak in 2005.

The annual numbers of cases and fatalities in Indonesia between 2005
and 2011 can be found by reference to the WHO website at

ProMED-mail thanks Viki Hansen-Landis, MPH, CHES, International SOS,
Trevose, PA, USA for providing the same information.

The location of Karawang district can be found in the map of West
Java province at

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