Friday, March 9, 2012

Indonesia: Ministry of Health Update

We also reported that MF (24) worked for the Hospital yesterday. That post can be located here

MARCH 9, 2012 | 7:43 PM

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, Agency for Healthcare Research.

Case on behalf of M (Male, 24 years old) kecamatan Ratu Samban, Kota Bengkulu, Provinsi Bengkulu, and the employee at the District Hospital Dr. M. Jonah. Symptoms of fever cases since February 23, 2012. He then admitted to hospitals for treatment and DR. M. Jonah the next day. Because of cough, shortness of breath, and accompanied by a decrease in consciousness, then the case was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). Finally, the case died on March 1, 2012 at 22:45 pm.

Epidemiological investigations have been carried into the homes of people and the environment by the Integrated Team Ministry of Health, Public Health Service and the local Animal Husbandry Department. Based on these investigations, obtained the possibility that the patient has risk factors for contact environments where there are sudden deaths of poultry in the neighborhood.

With the increase of these cases, the cumulative number of bird flu in Indonesia since 2005 until this news was broadcast on 187 cases with 155 deaths.

Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health (PP and PL), Prof. dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Sp (K), MARS, DTM & H, DTCE, as the Focal Point International Health Regulations (IHR) has informed 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: 52921669, Fast Response Response Center (PTRC): 021-500567 and 081 281 562 620, or e-mail address, contact @ department of health .

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