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History of Bird Flu in Indonesia

Poultry were detected with H5N1 in August of 2003 and February 2, 2004. Pigs were found to be infected with H5N1 on February 23 2005, April 14 2005 and April 26 2005.

The first confirmed human case of H5N1 was a 38 year old man from Tangerang, a suburb of Jakarta, who died on July 12 2005. His 1 year old daughter died before he did, but she was not tested. Another daughter, 8 years old, also died. She was reported to be H5N1 positive, but was later judged by the WHO not to have an acute H5N1 infection.

On September 10 2005 a 37 year old woman from Jakarta died of confirmed H5N1. Her 9 year old nephew became sick with respiratory symptoms. Initially he tested postive with PCR. It was later reported that he was not infected with H5N1.

On September 20 2005 a 21-year-old man from Lampung province developed symptoms. On September 24 2005 he was hospitalized; H5N1 infection was confirmed. On October 4, the 4 year old nephew of this man became ill. H5N1 infection was confirmed. The WHO judged these cases not to involve human to human transmission.

On September 22 2005 an 8 year old boy was reported to be positive for H5N1.

On September 28 2005, a 23 year old man from Bogor was hospitalized. He died on September 30. H5N1 infection was confirmed.

On September 22 2005, a 27 year old woman from Jakarta was hospitalized. On September 26, she died. She was confirmed to be H5N1 positive.

On October 19 2005, a 19 year old woman from Tangerang became ill. She died on October 28. Her 8 year old brother became ill on October 25. H5N1 infection was confirmed in both cases.

On November 3, two brothers, ages 7 and 20, from West Java province developed fever and respiratory symptoms. They died on November 11. On November 6, their 16 year old brother also developed fever and respiratory symptoms. He was hospitalized on November 16. H5N1 infection was confirmed in the 16 year old. The 7 year old and 20 year old were not tested for H5N1.

On November 6 2005, a 35 year old man from Jakarta became ill. He died on November 19. H5N1 infection was confirmed. On November 17 2005, a 25 year old woman from Tangerang became ill. She died on November 25. H5N1 infection was confirmed.

On December 8 2005, an 8 year old boy from Jakarta became ill. He died on December 15. H5N1 infection was confirmed. On December 9 2005, a 39 year old man from Jakarta became ill. He died on December 12. On December 31 2005, a 29 year old woman from Jakarta became ill. She died on January 11 2006. H5N1 infection was confirmed.

On January 6 2006, a 13 year old girl became ill. She died of H5N1 influenza on January 14. On January 8 2006, her 4 year old brother became ill. He died of H5N1 influenza on January 17. Their 14 year old sister was hospitalized with respiratory symptoms on January 14 2006. Their 43 year old father was hospitalized on January 17 with respiratory symptoms. On January 19 2006, a 9 year old girl from a neighboring village was hospitalized, but later recovered. H5N1 infection was confirmed.

A 22 year-old man from West Java died of H5N1 infection on January 26 2006. A 15 year old boy from West Java died of H5N1 infection on February 1 2006.

A 22 year old woman from West Java Province became ill on January 25 2006. She died of H5N1 influenza on February 10. A 23 year old man from Jakarta became ill on February 5 2006. He died on February 10. H5N1 infection was confirmed. A 27 year old woman from West Java Province became ill on January 31 2006 and died February 10 of H5N1 influenza. Another 27 year old woman from West Java Province became ill on February 13 2006 and died on February 20. H5N1 infection was confirmed.

Media reports suggest that there may many other infections.

H5N1 fatality table by Age

H5N1 fatality table by Date of Death

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Sources of Information

  • Indonesian Ministry of Health - Departemen Kesehatan
    bahasa indonesia ∑ english

  • ASEAN Disease Surveillance
    The South East Asian Nations’ Infectious Diseases Outbreak Surveillance Network (english)

  • OIE daily updates on highly pathogenic avian influenza in animals in Asia

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Dr Yuwono Djoko
Center for Disease Control Research & Development
Jl. Percetakan Negara 29
Jakarta 10560
Indonesia
Tel: +62 (21) 424 4375 / 426 1088 ext. 282
Fax: +62 (21) 424 53 86
Email:

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Scientific Publications

  • Bird flu spreads among Java’s pigs
    Cyranoski, Nature, May 26 2005 ∑ pdf

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News

  • Indonesia ‘risks bird flu pandemic’
    The Syndey Morning Herald, February 26, 2006

  • Ministers sound alarm over bird flu
    The Jakarta Post.com, February 17 2006

  • Indonesia wants Navy labís flu vaccine
    NavyTimes, Dec 7 2005

  • Indonesia Neglected Bird Flu Until Too Late, Experts Say
    Washington Post, Oct 20 2005. Page A01

  • At least 54 people suspected of contracting bird flu in Indonesia
    Today Online, September 28, 2005

  • Indonesia has to do much more to combat bird flu
    Channel NewsAsia, September 27, 2005

  • Indonesia blames two more deaths on avian flu
    CIDRAP, September 27, 2005

  • Indonesia to forcibly hospitalize people with bird flu symptoms
    The China Post, September 20, 2005

  • Two more human bird flu cases suspected in Indonesia as Jakarta closes zoo
    Forbes, September 18, 2005

  • Ministry suspects new human bird flu case
    The Jakarta Post, September 18, 2005

  • Indonesia Reports Fifth Suspected Human Bird Flu Case (Update2)
    Bloomberg, September 16, 2005

  • Government warns of more suspected bird flu infections
    The Jakarta Post, September 13, 2005

  • Indonesian brid flu case
    World News Australia, September 11, 2005

  • Bird flu outbreak in Indonesia contained although threat remains: WHO
    Canadian Press, August 10, 2005

  • Jakarta confirms bird flu deaths
    BBC News, August 1, 2005

  • Indonesia Confirms Bird Flu Virus in Pigs, Raising Fears of Widespread Human Infections
    VOA, May 14, 2005


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