Epidemic Hazard – Indonesian archipelago – Indonesia

EDIS Number: EH-20120327-34672-IDN
Date / time: 27/03/2012 06:09:34 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: Indonesian archipelago
Country: Indonesia
State/County: Province of West Nusa Tenggara
Location: [Island of Lombok ]
Number of Deads: 1 person(s)
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


A 17-year-old has died of bird flu in Indonesia, the country's sixth fatality from the virus so far this year. Health ministry spokeswoman Murti Utami said Tuesday the boy from eastern Lombok island developed symptoms early this month after coming into contact with sick chickens. He died March 9 after one week's hospitalization. Ms. Utami says laboratory results came back several days ago confirming he had the deadly H5N1 virus. Bird flu began ravaging poultry in 2003 and has killed 352 people worldwide. It is still present in some areas of Asia and the Middle East. Indonesia has been the hardest-hit country, accounting for 156 of the deaths.

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