Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Indo Ministry of Health: Update Reports Bird Flu Case

FEBRUARY 21, 2012 | 9:47 AM
Ministry of Health through the Directorate General of Disease Control and Environmental Health, announced a new case of H5N1 have been confirmed by the Center for Basic Biomedical and Health Technology, Balitbangkes.
Case on behalf of Kh (female, 19 years) who Kebumen, working as maids in Tangerang South, Banten province. [original text: Kh (perempuan, 19 tahun) warga Kebumen, bekerja sebagai pembantu rumah tangga di Serpong, Tangerang Selatan, Provinsi Banten.]

On February 8, 2012 symptoms of fever, February 9, went to the doctor in private clinics, and on February 12, 2012 were treated at Mercy Hospital Sari Karawaci Tangerang. Kh died on February 13, 2012.

Epidemiological investigations have been conducted in the home environment where employers and patients in Tangerang Integrated Team Ministry of Health and local Health Department with the results of risk factors is unclear.

With the increase of these cases, the cumulative number of bird flu in Indonesia since 2005 until this news was broadcast on 185 cases with 153 deaths.
Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Prof. dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama as the focal point of the International Health Regulations (IHR) has been informed about the case to the WHO.
This information is published by the Center for Public Communication, Secretariat General of the Ministry of Health. For further information please contact via telephone: 021-52907416-9, fax: 021-52921669, 52960661, PTRC: 021-500567 or e-mail address: info@depkes.go.id and kontak@depkes.go.id .

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