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Monday, October 10, 2011

Indonesia : Case of Bird Flu Update

I'm not sure if this update is related in any way to the press report which I've posted before this but here's an update from Indonesia's Ministry of Health with regards to fatalities in Jakarta due to bird flu (machine translated) :

" Based on the results of the Laboratory Center for Biomedical Research and Technology Ministry of Health Basic Health Organization, GA (P, 1.1 years) resident of West Jakarta has tested positive for bird flu (H5N1).

Patients experience fever symptoms began on August 8, 2011. Patients treated at referral hospitals of Avian Influenza in Jakarta on August 23, 2011 and get the handling of cases in accordance with standard guidelines, but patients are not helped and died on August 25, 2011.

Based on epidemiological investigation into the patient's house and the surrounding environment by Kemenkes Team and the local health office, obtained a number of possible risk factors. Patients living in the neighborhood residents who raise poultry (chicken), but it's at home catering business there are people who use the materials processed chicken meat."

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