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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Klaten, Central Java : Hospitals treats 13-year-old bird flu suspect

Via Bird Flu Information Corner :

" A local suspected to contract bird flu or avian influenza infection by central public hospital, Soeradji Tirtonegoro in Klaten.

Patient with initial AM (13-year-old), is a junior high school student resident of Dukuh Bometen, Desa Ngandong, Kecamatan Gantiwarni. As showing bird flu-like symptoms, patient was referred by Gantiwarni public health center to Soeradji Tirtonegoro hospital.

Patient was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday 26 May 2010, and placed in isolation unit. Director of Soeradji Tirtonegoro hospital, dr Bambang Purwoatmodjo stated bird flu suspect status as patient had direct contact with bird flu positive birds.

“We don’t want to take any risk so we treat the patient in isolation unit,” said Tirtonegoro. Initial examination showed general flu symptoms with temperature reaching 40℃. Blood sample had been sent to Dipenogoro University laboratory and Ministry of Health, meanwhile patient had been treated with Tamiflu and infusion support, Tirtonegoro described.

Dozens of birds in Dukuh Bometen, Desa Ngandong were reported to have suddenly died since Monday (24/5). Further examination by Agriculture and Health services confirmed bird flu H5N1 infection to dead birds."

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