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Bird flu in Indonesia

spacer 5 September 2008 - Indonesia hopes negotiations on the material transfer agreement for bird flu virus specimen can be rounded up at the inter-governmental meeting of WHO members in November, health minister Siti Fadillah Supari said. Indonesia hopes the agreement can be kept simple but it has to able to accommodate the interests of the developing countries, Antara news agency on Friday quoted the minister as saying.


Number of deaths from bird flu in Indonesia
Year Confirmed cases: Confirmed deaths: #
2009 4 4
2008 22 18
2007 42 37
2006 55 45
2005 20 13
Total: 143 117
* Source: WHO; as of 19 January 2009: only laboratory-confirmed cases

Latest news
· 27-03-2009: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 33
· 04-03-2009: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 32
· 22-01-2009: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 31
· 13-11-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 30
· 05-09-2008: Indonesia hopes on agreement on bird flu virus specimen
· 08-08-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 29
· 04-08-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 28
· 16-05-2008: Indonesia to share bird flu data with researchers
· 30-04-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 27

24 April 2008 - An Indonesian health official, responding to recent comments by the US health secretary, today denied that Indonesia wants financial compensation if it resumes sharing its H5N1 avian influenza virus samples.
· 24-04-2008: Indonesia denies seeking payment for virus samples

13 March 2008 - Eight people from the same village in Indonesia's Lampung province were admitted to hospital allegedly for developing bird flu symptoms, local press said Thursday. The patients, including two babies and two teenagers, all come from Way Laga village where dozens of chickens have died of the avian influenza.
· 31-03-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 26
· 21-03-2008: Indonesia: 'No concern over re-assortment of avian, human flu virus'

13 March 2008 - Eight people from the same village in Indonesia's Lampung province were admitted to hospital allegedly for developing bird flu symptoms, local press said Thursday. The patients, including two babies and two teenagers, all come from Way Laga village where dozens of chickens have died of the avian influenza.
· 13-03-2008: Eight hospitalized in Sumatra for suspected bird flu

6 March 2008 - Indonesia's health ministry said today that H5N1 avian influenza virus samples it sent to a World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory in the United States in February showed no signs of mutation, according to a Reuters report.
· 06-03-2008: Recent H5N1 viruses show no mutation in Indonesia
· 17-02-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 25
· 05-02-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 24
· 01-02-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 23

29 January 2008 - The human death toll from bird flu in Indonesia has risen to 100, after two more people died over the weekend from the H5N1 strain of the disease, a Health Ministry official said Tuesday. Two Indonesians from the outskirts of Jakarta died on Sunday, said Joko Suyono of the Health Ministry's Bird Flu Centre.
· 29-01-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 22
· 24-01-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 21
· 16-01-2008: Hundreds of fowl destructed in Bekasi
· 14-01-2008: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 20
· 27-12-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 19

22 December 2007 - Six patients from Serang in the province of Banten which are suspected to be infected with the bird flu virus are brought to the isolation room of the Persahabatan Hospital in eastern Jakarta last night. The group consists of two women and four men. All the patients currently receive intensive treatment to investigate if they really have contracted bird flu.
· 22-12-2007: Six suspected bird flu patients in Jakarta hospital
· 13-12-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 18
· 10-11-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 17
· 05-11-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 16
· 31-10-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 15
· 21-10-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 14
· 13-10-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 13
· 11-10-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 12
· 08-10-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 11
· 01-10-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 10
· 23-09-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 9
· 06-09-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 8
· 03-09-2007: Indonesia dismisses human-to-human bird flu report
· 29-08-2007: Bird flu spread from humans to humans in 2006

29 August 2007 - In the first systematic, statistical analysis of its kind, infectious-disease-modeling experts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center confirm that the avian influenza virus in 2006 spread between a small number of people within a family in Indonesia. The findings, by biostatistician Ira M. Longini Jr., Ph.D., and colleagues, will be published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
· 27-08-2007: Bird flu; situation in Bali, update 1
· 22-08-2007: Bird flu kills another woman on Bali
· 21-08-2007: 2 suspected bird flu patients hospitalized in Bali
· 16-08-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 7

13 August 2007 - A woman has died of bird flu in Bali, the first human death from the virus on the resort island. An official from the Health Ministry told earlier today that a 29-year-old woman from West Bali died one day earlier in a hospital suffering from high fever.Her five-year-old daughter died recently after playing with chickens, but it was not clear if the girl died of bird flu.
· 13-08-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 6
· 12-08-2007: Indonesia: 'bird flu medicine before sharing samples'
· 14-07-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 5
· 09-07-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 4
· 24-06-2007: Indonesia bird flu victim in recovery
· 23-06-2007: Indonesia says plans to use human bird flu vaccine
· 14-06-2007: Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 3
· 07-06-2007: Indonesia suspects ominous H5N1 mutations (forum)
· 01-06-2007: Avian influenza; situation in Indonesia, update 2
· 31-05-2007: Avian influenza; situation in Indonesia
· 25-05-2007: Five-year-old girl dies of bird flu

WHO standoff
16 May 2007 - Indonesia's health minister announced today at the World Health Organization's (WHO's) annual meeting that the country has resumed sending H5N1 avian influenza virus samples to the WHO, appearing to end a 5-month standoff over developing countries' access to vaccines. "I am pleased to announce to all of you that Indonesia has resumed sending its H5N1 specimens to the WHO collaborating center in Tokyo," Siti Fadilah Supari said.
· 16-05-2007: Indonesia: H5N1 samples going to WHO again (forum)
· 14-05-2007: Suspected bird flu death in Indonesia
· 08-05-2007: Bird flu death toll climbs to 75 in Indonesia
· 07-04-2007: Bird flu patient in Solo hospital dies
· 06-04-2007: 15-year-old girl dies of bird flu
· 05-04-2007: Another bird flu suspect dies in Solo, one more case confirmed
· 05-04-2007: Woman from Jakarta dies of bird flu
· 01-04-2007: Doctor becomes bird flu suspect after treating boy
· 29-03-2007: Two more reported dead from bird flu

28 March 2007 -Initial tests indicated that a 22-year-old female university student who died last Saturday and a teenage boy who died last Sunday were both infected with bird flu, according to a spokeswoman for the government's bird flu information center. Further test results were awaited at the moment. In addition, a 39-year-old man had tested positive in a preliminary test and was being treated in a hospital in Surabaya, East Java, before he died early this morning.
· 28-03-2007: Three more cases of bird flu reported in Indonesia

26 February 2007 - A team of veterinarians says it has developed a disinfecting spray that is said to kill the bird flu virus on contact. The team from the Airlangga University in Surabaya said that the spray could be used to spray cages and areas where fowl have died from the virus, which can be lethal in humans. This to prevent it from spreading.
· 26-03-2007: Indonesia: 'Promise before sharing bird flu virus samples again'
· 20-03-2007: Young woman dies of bird flu
· 17-03-2007: One more man dies of bird flu

26 February 2006 - A team of veterinarians says it has developed a disinfecting spray that is said to kill the bird flu virus on contact. The team from the Airlangga University in Surabaya said that the spray could be used to spray cages and areas where fowl have died from the virus, which can be lethal in humans. This to prevent it from spreading.
· 26-02-2007: Veterinarian team says disinfectant kills bird flu virus (forum)
· 17-02-2007: Indonesia to resume sharing H5N1 samples with WHO
· 15-02-2007: Indonesia defends flu vaccine deal
· 11-02-2007: Indonesia's bird-flu death toll hits 64
· 08-02-2007: U.S. warns citizens in Indonesia on threat from cats
· 08-02-2007: Indonesia accused of risking flu fight
· 07-02-2007: Indonesia, Baxter sign MOU on bird flu vaccine
· 06-02-2007: Indonesia withholds vital bird flu data
· 03-02-2007: Jakarta poultry ban implemented

31 January 2006 - Indonesia will declare bird flu a national disaster, giving the government access to special funds to combat the disease that has killed 63 people nationwide, the planning minister said Wednesday. "It has become an epidemic," Paskah Suzetta told reporters in the capital, where authorities were preparing for the compulsory slaughter of thousands of backyard chickens as part of high profile efforts to fight the H5N1 virus.
· 31-01-2007: Indonesia to declare bird flu a national disaster
· 27-01-2007: Indonesia asks troops to fight bird flu
· 24-01-2007: UN: Bird flu endemic in Indonesia


Background information
· What you need to know
· Fact sheet
· Frequently asked questions

Exernal link
· WHO Avian Influenza website

Map with bird flu areas marked

Map of Indonesia with locations marked where bird flu has been found since 2003. (© WHO)

21 January 2006 - South Korea began culling hundreds of thousands of chickens on Sunday, while Indonesians lined up for free meat from birds that Jakarta residents voluntarily turned in for slaughter ahead of a backyard chicken ban. The measures aimed to control fresh outbreaks of the H5N1 bird flu virus, which began ravaging Asian poultry stocks in late 2003.
· 21-01-2007: Jakarta residents line up for free meat; mass poultry culls
· 20-01-2007: Bird flu claims 62nd human life in West Java
· 18-01-2007: Indonesia makes new efforts to curb spread of bird flu
· 17-01-2007: Indonesia braces as bird flu flares anew in Asia in winter
· 15-01-2007: Faster diagnostic kits in Indonesia only in March

12 January 2006 - The number of people suspected of being infected with the bird flu virus increased Thursday as Jakarta's Friendship hospital admitted two patients suspected of carrying deadly strain. Authorities said the patients are the husband and child of a 37-year-old woman who had been positively identified as being infected with bird flu virus on January 9.
· 12-01-2007: Two more striken with bird flu In Indonesia
· 09-01-2007: Bird flu raises its head again in Indonesia
· 07-01-2007: Indonesia confirms 75th case of human bird flu infection

22 December 2006 - Human bird flu deaths in Indonesia have slowed markedly over the last three months - a drop local officials attributed to a more aggressive fight. But The World Health Organization said it was too soon to draw conclusions. The WHO cautioned that the fall - a rare piece of good news in the country worst hit by the H5N1 virus - did not indicate a trend and refused to speculate on possible reasons for it.
· 22-12-2006: Bird flu hits tsunami-battered Aceh
· 22-12-2006: Indonesia claiming bird flu success as cases drop
· 28-11-2006: Woman dies from bird flu, raising death toll to 57
· 17-11-2006: Over 100 million chickens vaccinated against bird flu
· 14-11-2006: Bird flu death toll hits 56 as toddler dies in hospital

10 November 2006 - Indonesia, which has the highest number of human bird flu infections and fatalities, was unlikely to be hit by a pandemic of the disease in the immediate future, an official has said. "We are still far from a pandemic," said Bayu Krisnamurthi, the chief executive of the Indonesian National Committee for Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (Komnas FBPI).

· 10-11-2006: Official: 'Indonesia's bird flu cases far from a pandemic'
· 20-10-2006: Bird flu-hit Indonesia to ban city backyard poultry
· 17-10-2006: Indonesia confirms 55th bird flu death
· 16-10-2006: 54th bird flu death recorded in West Java
· 16-10-2006: Eleven-year-old boy dies of bird flu in Jakarta
· 10-10-2006: Bird flu found in pigs in Bali
· 06-10-2006: Indonesia's bird flu variant shows no major changes

23 September 2006 - Indonesia's bird flu death toll climbed to 50 on Friday after laboratory tests showed an 11-year-old boy died of the disease, a senior health official said. The child died in a hospital in Tulungagung, East Java province, on Monday — hours after he was admitted and two days after developing symptoms of the disease, said Nyoman Kandun. He appeared to have had contact with infected poultry.

· 29-09-2006: Man dies of bird flu, cluster case unlikely
· 23-09-2006: Bird flu death toll climbs to 50 after another boy dies
· 15-09-2006: Indonesia confirms another retrospective case of bird flu
· 13-09-2006: Indonesia bird flu toll hits 48
· 07-09-2006: 14-year old Sulawesi girl is 47th confirmed bird flu death
· 06-09-2006: Indonesia to produce millions of tamiflu to combat bird flu
· 06-09-2006: Bird flu kills nearly 600 chickens in West Java
· 05-09-2006: Indonesia to vaccinate 300 million poultry
· 01-09-2006: Indonesia says targets $100 mln for bird flu fight
· 31-08-2006: Indonesia to raise funds for fighting bird flu
· 31-08-2006: Five in Sulawesi tested for bird flu
· 26-08-2006: Outbreak of killer virus 'ignored'
· 25-08-2006: Bird Flu sweeps across Indonesia

21 August 2006 - Indonesian health authorities have played down the likelihood of a bird flu cluster case in an area in West Java where at least three people have been infected with the deadly virus. A cluster case -- where human-to-human transmission occurs rather than infection through sickened poultry -- heightens the chance of the H5N1 virus mutating to become easily spread among people.
· 24-08-2006: World Bank urges Indonesia to raise bird flu budget
· 24-08-2006: WHO confirms 60th bird flu case, urges sequence sharing
· 22-08-2006: Bekasi girl tests positive for bird flu-official
· 21-08-2006: Indonesia plays down likelihood of bird flu cluster

14 July 2006 - Indonesian authorities have confirmed that a child who died last week was the country's 41st victim of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. The three-year-old girl died in a Jakarta hospital on 6 July. Officials said an overseas laboratory had confirmed the presence of the virus. This means the country's human bird flu toll now stands only one behind hardest-hit Vietnam.
· 09-08-2006: Indonesian boy has bird flu, local tests
· 24-07-2006: Indonesia faces obstacles in eradicating bird flu
· 24-07-2006: Lone Indonesia bird flu survivor goes home
· 21-07-2006: 54th case of bird flu confirmed
· 14-07-2006: Indonesia bird flu toll hits 41

19 June 2006 - Human-to-human transmission was confirmed as the cause of bird flu in one of seven members of an Sumatran family infected with the virus last month, a World Health Organization official said. Genetic sequencing of a virus sample taken from a 10-year- old boy who died from the H5N1 avian influenza strain showed a minute change that was also found in a virus sample taken from his father, who later died from the virus.

· 07-07-2006: Test shows girl dies of bird flu
· 23-06-2006: WHO: Human bird flu transmission proven in Indonesia
· 23-06-2006: forum: WHO: Human bird flu transmission proven in Indonesia
· 23-06-2006: Spread of bird flu ‘likely’ by personal contact
· 23-06-2006: forum: Spread of bird flu ‘likely’ by personal contact
· 20-06-2006: Indonesia confirms 39th bird flu death

19 June 2006 - An international team of experts will this week conduct an urgent study of measures to reduce bird flu, as the country's human death toll continues to rise. Indonesia and Vietnam have the highest number of cases of the deadly H5N1 virus and the archipelago is soon expected to account for more human cases than anywhere in the world.
· 19-06-2006: Jakarta calls in bird flu experts amid criticism
· 19-06-2006: forum: Jakarta calls in bird flu experts amid criticism
· 16-06-2006: WHO confirms 38th death of bird flu in Indonesia

11 June 2006 - Aburizal Bakrie, coordinating minister for people's welfare, said yesterday that the seven cluster cases of H5N1 positive reported last month included the first cases of human-to-human transmission. The minister was speaking at a meeting to announce a nationwide campaign to prevent an outbreak and prepare for a pandemic.
· 11-06-2006: Indonesia probably first to report human-spread bird flu
· 11-06-2006: forum: Indonesia probably first to report human-spread bird flu
· 08-06-2006: Bird Flu campaign to start as human tally climbs
· 05-06-2006: Bird flu kills 37th victim in Indonesia
· 03-06-2006: Agency: 'Quake survivors at risk from bird flu'
· 03-06-2006:Two siblings record another bird flu cluster death
· 02-06-2006:WHO dismisses human-to-human bird flu spread

01 June 2006 - Indonesia averaged one human bird flu death every 2 1/2 days in May, putting it on pace to soon surpass Vietnam as the world's hardest-hit country. The latest death, announced Wednesday, was a 15-year-old boy whose preliminary tests were positive for the H5N1 virus. It comes as international health officials express growing frustration that they must fight Indonesia's stifling bureaucracy as well as the disease.
· 01-06-2006:Bird flu in Indonesia, one death every 2.5 days in May
· 31-05-2006:Six more human bird flu cases, three fatal
· 29-05-2006:WHO confirms two more bird flu cases
· 28-05-2006:Three bird flu deaths confirmed
· 25-05-2006:Malaysia to ban entry of poultry from Indonesia

24 May 2006 - A family of eight people infected with bird flu in Indonesia may have passed the disease among themselves rather than individually catching it from poultry, but the World Health Organization is leaving its pandemic alert level unchanged, the agency said Wednesday.
· 24-05-2006:WHO: Human-to-human bird flu transmission possible
· 23-05-2006:H5N1 kills 2 more in Indonesia
· 22-05-2006:Possible human transmission of bird flu probed
· 20-05-2006:WHO reports 2 Bird Flu deaths
· 17-05-2006:WHO confirms 5 more Bird Flu fatalities

16 May 2006 - Bird flu was found in fowl in the province of Papua, evidence the lethal virus is moving closer to the South Pacific and Australia. The H5N1 strain of avian influenza earlier this month reached the province that borders Papua New Guinea, Laurence Gleeson, an official with the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, told reporters yesterday Jakarta. The H5N1 virus has reappeared in Laos and may spread to Bangladesh, Gleeson said.
· 16-05-2006:Bird Flu infects Papua province as virus moves east
· 13-05-2006:Indonesia local tests show 5 positive on bird flu
· 11-05-2006:Three suspected bird flu patients die in Sumatra

16 April 2006 - Indonesia has become a bird flu "time-bomb" because of its failure to eradicate high numbers of deadly H5N1 sites, the head of the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health said yesterday. "Indonesia is a time-bomb for the region," organisation head Bernard Vallat said calling the situation in the southeast Asian arhcipelago a cause for "great concern".
· 16-04-2006:Expert terms Indonesia a bird flu ‘time bomb’
· 16-04-2006:Expert terms Indonesia a bird flu ‘time bomb’

23 March 2006 - Indonesia announced the possible emergence of eight cases of avian-influenza infection in humans. Following an outbreak in poultry, eight people on Sulawesi Island have been tested for avian-influenza infection, but results have not yet been confirmed. Indonesian health officials were quick to stress that the tests were not a cause for concern.
· 14-04-2006:Indonesia confirms a new case of human bird flu
· 11-04-2006:WHO confirms new bird flu case in Sumatra
· 31-03-2006:Indonesia reports 23rd confirmed bird flu fatality
· 23-03-2006:Eight possible Indonesia cases probed
· 22-03-2006:Indonesia bird flu campaign exposes loopholes

21 February 2006 - In an effort to combat bird flu, Indonesia plans to slaughter all birds living within one kilometer of any such outbreak. Thousands of chickens are being tested to detect any possible infection. For each chicken killed, the owner will get $1, said Edi Sutiarto, the head of Jakarta's Animal Husbandry Department.
· 12-03-2006:Indonesia vows to step up bird flu fight
· 10-03-2006:Indonesia says 22nd human bird flu death confirmed
· 06-03-2006:Pregnant woman dies of suspected bird flu in Jakarta
· 06-03-2006:Young boy dies of bird flu in Semarang
· 05-03-2006:Govt to up Tamiflu stockpile to 12 million
· 02-03-2006:2 siblings die of suspected bird flu
· 23-02-2006:Deadly bird flu detected in 161 regencies in 26 provinces
· 21-02-2006:Indonesia plans mass slaughter of chickens

28 January 2006 - Ignorance, filthy conditions and lack of water risk making traditional Indonesian markets breeding grounds for bird flu in people and poultry, the World Health Organization said. The warning comes after the death of a 22-year-old Indonesian chicken seller, which local tests showed had been infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus.
· 18-02-2006:Indonesia confirms 19th human bird flu death
· 13-02-2006:Four more suspected cases of bird flu
· 12-02-2006:Two Indonesian women die from bird flu
· 10-02-2006:Indonesia records another bird flu death
· 04-02-2006:WHO confirms four more bird flu cases, two deaths
· 02-02-2006:Bandung teenager dies of suspected bird flu
· 29-01-2006:Jakarta market vendor dies of bird flu
· 28-01-2006:WHO: Markets a bird flu risk

16 January 2006 - A 13-year-old Indonesian girl died of bird flu at the weekend while two others from her family have tested positive for the H5N1 virus, a health ministry official said on Monday, citing the results of local tests. If confirmed by outside laboratories recognized by the World Health Organization, the case would take total known deaths in Indonesia from the avian flu to 13 and the number who have had bird flu to 20.
· 25-01-2006:Indonesia reports new case of bird flu
· 21-01-2006:Two died of bird flu in Indonesia
· 17-01-2006:Boy dies of bird flu in Indonesia
· 16-01-2006:Indramayu girl dies of bird flu, local test shows
· 14-01-2006:Indonesia's confirmed bird flu deaths rise to 12
· 12-01-2006:Woman in hospital with bird flu dies
· 11-01-2006:Indonesian woman has bird flu, local test shows
· 09-01-2006:Jakarta: 'Bird flu all over the city'

06 January 2006 - The Indonesian government has planned to build a laboratory to test bird flu virus with international standards as human cases of bird flu have been on the rise in the country, a health official said Thursday. "We will build a laboratory with bio security level (BSL) 3," said Hariadi Wibisono, director of animal-borne disease eradication with the Ministry of Health.
· 06-01-2006:Indonesia to build world-class bird flu laboratory
· 21-12-2005:Govt to begin bird flu surveillance in capital

19 December 2005 - Local tests show that an 8-year-old boy has died of bird flu, Health Ministry officials said Monday as they awaited confirmation from the World Health Organization. It was not immediately clear if the boy, who died last week in a dense residential area of the capital Jakarta, had contact with sick birds, said Hariadi Wibisono who heads a department charged with eradicating animal-borne diseases.
· 19-12-2005:Indonesia says 8-year-old boy died of bird flu
· 17-12-2005:10th person dead from bird flu
· 13-12-2005:9th bird flu fatality confirmed as disease risk mounts
· 06-12-2005:Preliminary tests show eight-month-old baby has bird flu
· 04-12-2005:Indonesia confirms new human bird flu death
· 30-11-2005:WHO cites possible family cluster of H5N1 cases

29 November 2005 - Government authorities said Monday that avian influenza might have spread to more provinces in Indonesia as the country's president appointed a state-run pharmaceutical company to produce the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to fight the illness. Authorities have so far confirmed that the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus has infected fowl through 23 of 33 provinces.
· 29-11-2005:Bird flu might have spread to more provinces
· 27-11-2005:Indonesia reports new human bird flu case
· 26-11-2005:Roche says Indonesia can make Tamiflu
· 24-11-2005:Aceh hit by bird flu

18 November 2005 - Two Indonesian women who died from avian influenza earlier this month had no known contact with flu-infected birds, said a doctor at a hospital that treated one of the patients. "It remains unclear how the two people contracted the disease," said Ilham Patu, 47, a medical officer with Sulianti Saroso, one of two hospitals in Jakarta designated to treat bird-flu cases.
· 21-11-2005:Indonesia reports 8th suspected death from bird flu
· 18-11-2005:Two bird flu deaths not linked to birds
Related forum topic
· Bird flu in Indonesia

17 November 2005 - Indonesia has had two more deaths from the H5N1 strain of bird flu confirmed by a laboratory in Hong Kong, bringing the total to seven in the country, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Hariadi Wibisono, a senior official from the ministry, said the tests were from a 20-year-old woman who died last weekend and a 16-year-old girl who died last week.
· 17-11-2005:WHO confirms two suspected bird flu deaths

13 November 2005 - Indonesia is investigating whether a 20-year-old woman who lived close to a flock of sick chickens died from bird flu after falling ill with a high fever and breathing difficulties, a hospital spokesman said today. The woman died in Jakarta's infectious diseases hospital late Saturday, hospital spokesman Dr. Ilham Patu said Sunday.
· 16-11-2005:Indonesia to double number of hospitals for bird flu
· 15-11-2005:EU says Indonesia needs help to fight bird flu
· 14-11-2005:SBY puts bird flu death toll at 7
· 13-11-2005:20-year old woman may be next bird flu victim

Sixth death of bird flu confirmed
· 09-11-2005:Test shows new bird flu death in Indonesia
· 05-11-2005:Fifth death from bird flu confirmed
· 03-11-2005:Suspected bird flu cases in three children

Related forum topics
· Fifth death from bird flu confirmed
· Suspected bird flu cases in three children

21 October 2005 - The Indonesian government has been accused of covering up a bird flu epidemic in its poultry industry for nearly two years. The Washington Post newspaper says Indonesian health experts believe bird flu first broke out in the country on commercial poultry farms.
· 01-11-2005:Govt steps up wild bird watch against avian flu
· 27-10-2005:Veterinary students to hunt down bird flu-infected chickens
· 25-10-2005:Human bird flu cases confirmed in Indonesia, Thailand

Indonesia claimed to cover up bird flu
· 24-10-2005:U.N. urging to take stronger action against bird flu
· 21-10-2005:Claims of bird flu cover-up in Indonesia

15 October 2005 - The health minister called on people to be vigilant against bird flu in the upcoming rainy season, saying they could be especially susceptible to the disease during that time. "We are asking people to be careful," Siti Fadila Supari told reporters, saying the number of bird flu cases could rise in November and December.

· Another suspected birdflu death in Indonesia

9 October 2005 - A 4-year-old boy has tested positive for bird flu in Indonesia, a case which if confirmed would be the sixth in the world's fourth-most populous country, the health ministry said on Sunday. The boy from Lampung province on Sumatra was found to be infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza.
· Indonesia says bird flu found in boy
· 7th human fatality of bird flu reported
· Bird flu reaches Kupang
· Bird flu death toll rises to six in Indonesia
· Ministry: 'Suspected bird flu cases rise to 11'
· Bird flu kills two young girls in Jakarta
· Govt: 'Bird flu outbreak an epidemic'
· Mass poultry culling planned to halt bird flu
· Jakarta's Ragunan zoo closes; flu killed 19 birds
· Fifth H5N1 case in Jakarta confirmed

Related forum topic
· Bird flu (Avian influenza) in Indonesia

26 September 2005 - The death toll from Indonesia’s bird flu outbreak has risen to six, as the government announced it has ordered more than half a million tablets of anti-viral medication to help fight the disease. It was unclear whether the six dead included a woman with the virus who died today.

First avian influenza related deaths
· Indonesia confirms fourth bird flu death
· Indonesia drops mass culling plan to fight bird flu
· Indonesia prepares hospitals for bird flu care, checks
· Indonesia says first human death linked to bird flu
· Jakarta raises bird flu alert

First new outbreak of bird flu found
· Indonesia, first human case of bird flu

5 February 2004 - In Asia, 12 people died in Thailand and Vietnam since last week. Until now people are advices not to get into close contact with (much) chicken and ducks to avoid infection with the virus. It's currently being examined whether the virus is carried on from human to human, but that's not confirmed yet.

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