Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Indonesia MoH reports on 4 new cases

There seems to be more information on each case and the circumstances around the infection. Hopefully we'll continue to see improvements on reporting of cases

All 4 cases are around Jakarta and Tangerang.

"Entering last week in January 2008, there are 4 more AI cases, based on RT ? PCR (Real Time Polimerase Chain Reaction) test in laboratories of National Institute of Health Research & Development (Balitbangkes) MOH and Eijkman Molecular Biological Institute. Those 4 cases are Nas (Tangerang District, Banten), MIY (Depok, West Java), and Res and Vir (both from East Jakarta).

Since the first case found in mid July 2005, number of AI cases in Indonesia by January 28, 2008 reaches 124 cases with 100 of them dead. The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is 80.6%.
This latest information is received by Center for Public Communication from AI Post, DG of Diseases Control & Environmental Health MOH, January 28, 2008.

Nas (m, 32 years), a fried chicken seller who lives at Medistrania Regency, Sukamulya Village, Cikupa Sub District, Tangerang District, Banten, started getting ill on January 17, 2008 with symptoms of headache, stomachache, difficulty in breathing and fever. On January 24, he was hospitalized at Bakti Asih Hospital, Tangerang, and two days later referred to Persahabatan Hospital. Now, he is still getting treatment in ICU. One of his neighbor, living 500 meter from his house, raises 12 pigeons.
MIY (m, 9.5 years), a student who lived at Pancoran Mas, Depok, West Java, started getting ill on January 16, 2008 with symptoms of difficulty inbreathing and high temperature (37.8oC). After getting treatment at Sentra Medika Hospital, Cimanggis on January 23, 2008, he was referred to Sulianti Saroso Infection Center on January 27, 2008. The risk factor is still observed.
Res (f, 31 years), who lives in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, starts getting ill on January 18, 2008. She was hospitalized at Harum Hospital on January 22, 2008 with symptoms of cough. Four days later, she was referred to Persahabatan Hospital, East Jakarta with symptoms of high temperature, cough and headache. Today, she is still getting treatment there and put on a ventilator. Based on an observation, some could be the risk factors, suc as chicken farming 100 meter from her house and chicken slaughter 500 meter from her house. In addition, on January 15, 2008, she went to a bird market.

Vir (f, 23 years), who lived in Pulogebang, East Jakarta, started getting ill on January 19, 2008 with symptoms of fever and difficulty in breathing. On January 24, she was hospitalized at Ananda Hospital, Bekasi and referred to Sulianti Saroso Infection Center two days later and then died on January 27, 2008. by now, the risk factor is still investigated."


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