Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Indonesia: "New Viral Strain Claims First Human Victim"

December 18, 2012


Now, the new viral strain has claimed its first human victim. A four-year-old boy died from West Java died from bird flu on December 6 at the the Tangerang District Hospital about 25 km west of Jakarta.

Investigations conducted by the hospital and other agencies involved found a possible risk factor of direct contact with poultry carcasses, “including possible exposure to entog (ducks) in the neighborhood,” said a statement December 12 from three agencies – the Ministry of Health, the Directorate General of Disease Control, and the Environmental Health Service.

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