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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Indonesia : Bird Flu case report until September 2010

This is an official press release from Indonesia's Ministry of Health, reports 2 confirmed human bird flu cases, both of whom has died :

" Until the end of September, positive cases of bird flu (H5N1) added two cases, ie MM (M, 35 years) who lives in West Jakarta, and LH (P, 40 years) who Depok West Java, based on the results of the Central Laboratory of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research Research and Development Agency. MM (L, 35 years) onset of illness on August 16, 2010 with symptoms of fever. Two days later went to private clinics. Because pain is not better even gain weight, 2 days later went to the general practitioner who then directly referred to a hospital in West Jakarta.

On August 24, patients diagnosed with suspected bird flu and taken straight nose and throat swab specimens. However, the patient's condition worsened with severe pneumonia symptoms. Date August 27, 2010 patients died.

LH (P, 40 years) housewife, began to sick 9 September 2010 with symptoms of fever, cough, and runny nose. On September 12 new patients treated at the emergency room at a hospital in East Jakarta. The next day the patient was treated in another hospital. Three days of treatment, patient condition has not improved, even appeared crowded. Lung X-rays showed a picture of pneumonia. The doctor who treated bird flu suspect then diagnose and refer him to the Friendship Hospital on October 16, 2010.

In AI referral hospital, the patient was treated in isolation rooms and given standard therapy. Patients also taken specimens of throat and nasal swabs. Lung X-rays showed pneumonia expanding and worsening. Finally the patient died on September 17, 2010.

Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health as the focal point Kemenkes IHR (International Health Reagulation) has been informed about the case to the WHO."

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