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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Indonesia : Pontianak, West Kalimantan - 4-year-old negative bird flu. Four other children under isolation

From Ida at Bird Flu Information Corner, an important update on the Bird Flu situation in West Kalimantan :

" Pontianak : Following to avian influenza (AI) outbreak in chickens, four people from different areas in Pontianak are under intensive treatment of alleged bird flu infection. Patients were reported to develop fever and flu symptoms after chickens suddenly died around their neighborhood.

Patients are being treated in dr Soedarso hospital, Pontianak. A patient has recovered and discharged from hospital, while four patients are still isolated, Ad (10), Ap (15), Da (10) and Wt (9). Da and Wt are cousins, and neighbors of Ap residing in Karya Bhakti street. Ad is resident of Pak Benceng of Pontianak city.

Head of Medic and Non-Medic Service Division, Dr Soedarso hospital, Dr Hj Tita Selati said patients had been taken care according standard procedure (protap). “They are isolated and given Tamiflu”, said Tita.

In the meantime, patients’ swab samples have been sent to research and development laboratory of Ministry of Health (Litbangkes) in Jakarta for bird flu confirmation.
Ap was referred from Gang Sehat public health center and Wt was from Purnama public health center.

Previously, Dd (4.5), a bird flu suspect patient in dr Soedarso had been confirmed negative by Litbangkes, and discharged from hospital."

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