Thursday, November 20, 2008

Indonesia says 17 ill patients in Sulawesi not H5N1

If you've been following the news lately you may have seen reports of 17 people being monitored (and hospitalized) for possible H5N1 infection in Makasar, Sulawesi. A spokeswoman from the ministry of health announced today that the test results were negative. No other details, however, were released.

Reports such as these are very important for NGOs to stay alerted to as a small cluster of infections may one day be the starting point of a pandemic.

For the full story please visit Reuters:

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