WHO confirms four human cases of avian flu in Indonesia

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 06 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:796
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    The World Health Organization has so far confirmed four cases of H5N1 avian influenza in humans in Indonesia, three of them fatal. All the people were known to have had direct contact with diseased birds.

    The Indonesian authorities had previously announced six deaths associated with the virus but then lowered their count to five after further laboratory tests failed to confirm the original diagnosis. WHO has not yet confirmed that the two additional fatal cases recorded by the Indonesian government were …

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