Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Indonesia: One More #Bird Flu Victim Dies #H5N1

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, Jakarta - List of victims of the H5N1 strain of bird flu known as Kh increases by death, 19 years old, a domestic servant in Tangerang South. "The latest victim of bird flu case is Kh. He was domestic in origin Kebumen Tangerang, "said Director of Animal Disease Control Sourced (P2B2) Dr. Rita Kusriastuti, MSc. Rita explained, before he died, Kh had returned home to Kebumen. After returning to Jakarta, on February 8, 2012, symptoms of fever, cough, and runny nose. Later February 9, 2012, this girl went to the doctor in a private clinic and finally on February 12, 2012 were treated at Mercy Hospital Sari, Karawaci, Tangerang. "He died on February 13, but he tested positive for H5N1 on 15 February," said Rita.

According to Rita, it has been doing the examination, either in Kebumen and in Tangerang. Results of the investigation stated that Kh not in contact with poultry infected with H5N1 virus. Kh environment around the house, both in Kebumen and in Tangerang, nor is there any poultry that died suddenly. The people closest to Kh, such as family, has also been examined, but no sign of anyone infected with the virus. "We're still investigating this case because the cause of Kh affected remains unclear," says Rita. Release Ministry of Health said the risk factor is the possibility of treating a sick chicken case on February 4, 2012 in his hometown of Kebumen. Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Prof. Dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, as the focal point of the International Health Regulations (IHR), has informed the case to the World Health Organization (WHO). In the case of Kh, then the number of cases of bird flu victims in three people in in 2012. Previously, two more bird flu deaths were uncle and nephew pair PDY, 23, and ASR, 5 years.PDY died on January 7 and ASR died on January 16, 2012. In the meantime, RO, 17, in Tangerang, which was thought to have contracted bird flu H1N1 virus apparently died of pdm09.

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