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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Indonesia : Bird Flu Case Report

Press release from Indonesia's Ministry of Health with regards to the latest fatality in the country due to bird flu :

" Ministry of Health through the Directorate General of Disease Control and Environmental Health, announced a new case of H5N1 have been confirmed by the Center for Basic Biomedical and Health Technology, Balitbangkes.

Patient name Kh (female, 19 years) from Kebumen, working as a maid in Tangerang South, Banten province. On February 8, 2012 symptoms of fever, February 9, went to the doctor in private clinics, and on February 12, 2012 were treated at Mercy Hospital Sari Karawaci Tangerang. Kh died on February 13, 2012.

Epidemiological investigations have been conducted in the home environment where employers and patients in Tangerang Integrated Team Ministry of Health and local Health Department with the results of risk factors is unclear."

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