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    babelfished from French:

    Indonesia: a teenager dies of the aviary influenza, carrying the human assessment with 47 dead
    Sept 07, 2006

    DJAKARTA (AP) - A teenager is deceased in Indonesia of an infection by virus H5N1 of the aviary influenza, announced to Thursday the Minister for Health by quoting the results of an analysis of a local laboratory. The human assessment of the aviary influenza rises with 47 dead in Indonesia.

    The 14 year old boy, who lived the south of the island of Sulawesi, would have been in contact with infected birds, declared Siti Fadilah Supari. The minister added that the authorities cut down the chickens which were found near the dwelling of the victim.

    The aviary influenza made 142 died in the whole world since the beginning of the epidemic in 2003. With 47 victims, Indonesia is the country more touched.

    http://fr.news.yahoo.com/07092006/5/...ortant-le.html
    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

  • #2
    Another 14 yr-old from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1...

    ...she died in June! (Hat-tip, Dutchie!)

    Indonesia's local test shows another girl positive of bird flu
    Sept 07, 2006

    Indonesia recorded a 14-year-old girl, who died in June in South Sualwesi province, positive of avian influenza, Health Minister Siti Padila Supari said here Thursday.

    She said that the girl had history of contacts with fowls, which at the time authorities found many chickens died around the girl residence.

    The local test now indicated she was "positive," said the minister.

    "She had contacts with chickens," said Supari.

    The test result brought the total deaths of avian influenza in Indonesia to 48 out of 63 contracted people, she said.

    The total deaths from the highly pathogenic H5N1 in Indonesia has surpassed Vietnam, making the country the bird flu hardest-hit country.

    Experts said they fear that the virus could mutate to a certain level that can make it transmittable among human.

    Source: Xinhua

    http://english.people.com.cn/200609/...07_300541.html
    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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    • #3
      Re: 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

      Indonesia confirms another human bird flu death
      Sept 07, 2006

      Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia confirmed Thursday another person had died of bird flu as the nation hardest-hit by H5N1 continues to battle a disease that experts fear could one day spark a global pandemic.

      Indonesia's 47th fatality from the virus was a woman called Akira from South Sulawesi province, said Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari, adding that infected birds had been found dead in the same area.

      "This we knows from the results of the (tests by the) Health Ministry's Research and Development Board last night (Wednesday)," Supari was quoted by AFP as teeling journalists.

      "We did not send (the samples) to the WHO (World Health Organisation) because our positive results are usually positive results at the WHO," she added.

      Up until now, Indonesia has always sent blood and tissue samples from suspected human bird flu cases to a WHO laboratory in Hongkong for confirmation.

      Sari Setiogi, the WHO spokesperson in Indonesia, said that under a new arrangement Jakarta could confirm infections after two local tests showed the person to have contracted H5N1.

      Supari gave no further details other than that the latest bird flu case had been first discovered on June 24.

      Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation, is grappling with ongoing outbreaks of H5N1, which has infected 61 people to date, 47 of them with fatal consequences.

      The minister said that they would soon carry out poultry culling in the area where the case was found.

      "We will soon do 'stamping out', because they found dead birds in the area," Supari said.

      http://www.antara.co.id/en/seenws/?id=19621
      Last edited by Theresa42; September 9th, 2006, 12:21 AM.
      ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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      • #4
        Teenager or teenagers??

        Teenager dies of bird flu in Indonesia

        Thursday, September 7, 2006 (Jakarta):

        A teenager died of bird flu in eastern Indonesia, raising the country's human toll from the disease to 47, the health minister said Thursday, citing laboratory test results.

        The 14-year-old boy from South Sulawesi's capital Makassar appears to have been in contact with infected poultry, said Siti Fadilah Supari.

        Supari added that authorities stamped out chickens found near the victim's home.

        Laboratory tests for the teen came back late Wednesday, she said.

        Bird flu has killed 142 people worldwide since ravaging poultry stocks across Asia in 2003, 47 of them in hardest hit Indonesia.

        http://www.ndtv.com/template/templat...92802&callid=1
        ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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        • #5
          Indonesia reports 47th death from bird flu

          Indonesia reports 47th death from bird flu

          07 Sep 2006 08:38:54 GMT
          Source: Reuters



          JAKARTA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Indonesian girl who died in June was infected with bird flu, health officials said on Thursday.

          The case took a long time to identify because it was from blood samples taken during routine surveillance of people with mild influenza symptoms.

          Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said tests on the girl's blood sample were completed late on Wednesday.

          "It turned out positive," Supari told reporters, adding chickens had died in the neighbourhood where she lived in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province. Makassar is 1,400 km (870 miles) northeast of the capital Jakarta.

          The fatality takes Indonesia's confirmed death toll from bird flu to 47, the highest in the world.

          I Nyoman Kandun, director for disease control at the health ministry, said tests by two independent laboratories on the blood sample had confirmed the girl had the disease.

          "The case should have been included on the list," he told Reuters, referring to the list of human fatalities from bird flu.

          "When we found one of them was positive, we traced it and found that the girl had died," he said.

          Indonesia has been criticised for not doing enough to combat the disease, which is endemic in birds in most of the country's 33 provinces.

          The government has so far refused to conduct mass culling of poultry, citing the expense and logistical difficulties in capturing and killing millions of backyard fowl.

          The agriculture ministry said this week it would begin vaccinating about 300 million poultry next month against bird flu, with 60 million poultry targeted in the three months to December.

          A nationwide campaign to improve public awareness was also launched last week as officials warned that the threat from the disease was likely to increase when the wet season starts in October.

          Although bird flu remains essentially an animal disease, experts fear it could mutate into a form that can pass easily among humans, possibly killing millions.


          http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/JAK77018.htm

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          • #6
            Re: 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

            Teenager dies of bird flu raising toll to 47
            JAKARTA (AP): A teenager died of bird flu in eastern Indonesia, raising the country's human toll from the disease to 47, the health minister said Thursday, citing laboratory test results. The 14-year-old boy from South Sulawesi's capital Makassar appears to have been in contact with infected poultry, said Siti Fadilah Supari, adding that authorities killed chickens found near the victim's home.

            Lab tests for the teen came back late Wednesday, she said. The H5N1 virus has killed 142 people worldwide since ravaging poultry stocks across Asia in 2003, hitting Indonesia the hardest.
            Most human cases have been traced to contact with infected birds, but experts fear the virus - which remains hard for people to catch - will mutate into a form that spreads easily among people, potentially sparking a pandemic that could kill millions.
            Indonesia has come under fire for doing too little to stamp out the disease, which is endemic among some 500 million individually owned, or 'backyard,' chickens. Slaughtering often isn't carried out following outbreaks, vaccination is spotty and surveillance is weak.
            The government says it lacks the needed funds and, at the same time, many villagers deny their birds have the virus, even in areas where chickens are dropping dead and where human cases have occurred.Siti called on the public to "immediately inform officials if they noticed sudden deaths in poultry." The Agriculture Ministry, meanwhile, announced plans this week to vaccinate some 60 million chickens against bird flu ahead of the coming rainy season, when experts fear the virus might spread more easily. (**)


            http://www.thejakartapost.com/detail...7164650&irec=1<!--<hr noshade size="1" color="#333333">-->

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            • #7
              Re: 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

              http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/JAK77018.htm

              Indonesia reports 47th death from bird flu
              07 Sep 2006 08:38:54 GMT
              <!-- 07 Sep 2006 08:38:54 GMT ## for search indexer, do not remove-->Source: Reuters


              JAKARTA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Indonesian girl who died in June was infected with bird flu, health officials said on Thursday.

              The case took a long time to identify because it was from blood samples taken during routine surveillance of people with mild influenza symptoms.
              Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said tests on the girl's blood sample were completed late on Wednesday.
              "It turned out positive," Supari told reporters, adding chickens had died in the neighbourhood where she lived in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province. Makassar is 1,400 km (870 miles) northeast of the capital Jakarta.
              The fatality takes Indonesia's confirmed death toll from bird flu to 47, the highest in the world.
              I Nyoman Kandun, director for disease control at the health ministry, said tests by two independent laboratories on the blood sample had confirmed the girl had the disease.
              "The case should have been included on the list," he told Reuters, referring to the list of human fatalities from bird flu.
              "When we found one of them was positive, we traced it and found that the girl had died," he said.
              Indonesia has been criticised for not doing enough to combat the disease, which is endemic in birds in most of the country's 33 provinces.
              The government has so far refused to conduct mass culling of poultry, citing the expense and logistical difficulties in capturing and killing millions of backyard fowl.
              The agriculture ministry said this week it would begin vaccinating about 300 million poultry next month against bird flu, with 60 million poultry targeted in the three months to December.
              A nationwide campaign to improve public awareness was also launched last week as officials warned that the threat from the disease was likely to increase when the wet season starts in October.
              Although bird flu remains essentially an animal disease, experts fear it could mutate into a form that can pass easily among humans, possibly killing millions

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              • #8
                Re: 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

                Supari gave no further details other than that the latest bird flu case had been first discovered on June 24

                Unbelievable.

                And in this report it's a female:

                Laboratory tests conducted on a 14-year-old Indonesian girl who died three months ago confirmed she succumbed to bird flu, bringing the country's death toll to 47, the world's worst, Indonesia's health minister said Thursday. The victim, identified as Akhira, a resident of the South Sulawesi capital of Makassar, died June 24 after apparently being in contact with sick chickens, Siti Fadilah Supari told reporters. 'We received confirmation last night from a specimen we compiled,' the minister said. It remained unknown why health officials waited three months to test the sample.

                National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications, Havaria Emergency and Disaster Information Services
                http://visz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert...t=dis&lang=eng
                Last edited by Harriet; September 7th, 2006, 06:56 PM.

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                • #9
                  Worth repeating...

                  The case took a long time to identify because it was from blood samples taken during routine surveillance of people with mild influenza symptoms....
                  ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                  • #10
                    Re: 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

                    S. Sulawesi site of 48th bird flu death
                    Sept 08, 2006

                    The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

                    The government confirmed Thursday another person had died of bird flu, as the nation hardest hit by H5N1 continues to battle a disease that is feared could one day spark a global pandemic.

                    The 48th fatality from the virus was a woman from South Sulawesi province who died in June, said Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari, adding that infected birds were found dead in the same area.

                    "This we know from the results of the (tests by the) Health Ministry's Research and Development Board last night (Wednesday)," Siti said as quoted by AFP.

                    "We did not send (the samples) to the WHO (World Health Organization) because our positive results are usually positive results at the WHO."

                    Siti announced in August that local testing facilities in Jakarta were considered adequate to confirm H5N1.

                    Sari P. Setiogi, the WHO spokeswoman in Indonesia, said that under a new arrangement Jakarta could confirm infections after two local tests showed the person to have contracted H5N1.

                    Siti gave no further details other than that the latest bird flu case had been first discovered on June 24.

                    Runizar Roesin from the National Bird Flu Center said that the long time between the discovery of the case and the result of the testing was because the samples were not specifically taken from the patient on suspicion of bird flu.

                    The woman had been reported as suffering from a high fever by a local doctor in June and a Health Ministry team took her sample.

                    It was later forwarded to the Health Ministry's laboratory for bird flu tests.

                    Siti said that they would soon carry out poultry culls in the area where the case was found. Officials said the local health office was trying to retrace where the woman came from.

                    While there have been no confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission, doctors warn the chance of a mutation that would allow it to do so is heightened as more humans catch it from infected birds.

                    Meanwhile, in South Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi, results of laboratory tests were positive for H5N1 Thursday in hundreds of chickens which died in Rumoong Bawah village in West Amurang district 10 days earlier.

                    Boy Rompas, spokesman of the North Sulawesi provincial administration, said the tests were conducted at the Balai Besar Livestock Laboratory in Maros, Makassar, South Sulawesi.

                    Data at Amurang Livestock Office showed that in the period June-August this year, at least 572 chickens died in the village.

                    The dead chickens were owned by 28 families, while 1,619 others that tested positive were still alive but would be culled, according to the data.

                    Kandow Hospital in Manado is preparing to treat people with bird flu symptoms although there have been no human infections in the province.

                    The North Sulawesi provincial administration also established a team in charge of conducting mass culls of chickens.

                    "This is in line with the fixed procedures applied nationally. Each poultry owner will get compensation of Rp 10,000 (US$1.05) per chicken that is culled," said Lucky Longdong, head of the North Sulawesi Agriculture and Livestock Office.


                    The Jakarta Post's correspondent Jongker Rumteh contributed to this article from Manado, North Sulawesi.

                    http://www.thejakartapost.com/detail...908.A07&irec=6
                    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                    • #11
                      Re: 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

                      Commentray at

                      http://www.recombinomics.com/News/09..._Sulawesi.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

                        Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 30
                        8 September 2006
                        The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed a new case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case is a 14-year-old female from Makassar, South Sulawesi Province. She developed symptoms on 18 June, was hospitalized on 23 June and died on 24 June. The case had contact with poultry near her home. This case was detected through the Ministry’s routine influenza surveillance system.

                        In addition to the above case and following the recent revision of case definitions for H5N1 infection, WHO is adding two cases in Indonesia, dating back to June and November of 2005. Inclusion of these two cases now aligns figures given for Indonesia in the WHO cumulative table of laboratory-confirmed cases with those officially issued by the Ministry of Health. Prior to the revision, the cases did not meet the WHO case definition for serologically confirmed avian influenza H5N1 infection.

                        The first retrospectively confirmed case was an 8-year-old female from Tangerang in Banten Province. She developed symptoms on 24 June 2005 and died on 14 July 2005. She was part of a family cluster reported to WHO in July 2005.

                        The second retrospectively confirmed case is a 45-year-old male from Magelang, Central Java Province. He developed symptoms on 25 November 2005 following direct contact with diseased poultry and subsequently recovered.
                        The retrospectively confirmed cases bring the total in Indonesia to 63. Of these cases, 48 have been fatal.

                        http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_09_08a/en/index.html
                        Last edited by HenryN; September 8th, 2006, 12:37 PM.

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                          Re: 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

                          Toggletexted.....

                          9/8/2006

                          Metrotvnews.com, Makassar: the Health Service of the Makassar City checked repeated and took the sample of the family's Akira Wisnu Liyanti blood, the citizen that died resulting from bird flu on June 24 set.
                          The inspection was carried out in the house of bird flu casualties in Street Maccini Yengah, Makassar, on Friday (8/9).
                          The inspection was carried out to all of the family's members that once direct contact with Akira.
                          The supervision was tightly carried out around casualties's house in a radius of one kilometre.
                          This inspection was also accompanied by the interview test to know the map of the spread of bird flu.
                          On the other hand, the Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital side acknowledged, before dying, casualties could be treated with the dengue fever diagnosis.
                          The hospital side denied it robbed in this case.
                          Because, the team of the doctor Wahidin Sudirohusodo carried out the inspection and continued to send several samples of blood to Jakarta.
                          (DEN)

                          http://www.metrotvnews.com/berita.asp?id=23803
                          http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            Sulawesi cluster

                            Hat-tip, Dutchie!

                            toggletext-ed from Indonesian:

                            Bird flu claimed First fatalities in Sulsel
                            Sept 08, 2006

                            The Report: Andi Nur Aminah

                            Makassar-RoL -- A student was 14 years old was named Akhira, was stated positive suffered bird flu. Akhira died on June 24, in the last three months, but results of his laboratory were just known, on Thursday (7/9).

                            At this time, the health service recorded had 18 patients suspect bird flu. The sample of blood and the throat bribe all of them have been sent to be researched. From so many puluh the sufferer suspect bird flu in South Sulawesi, just this time there are those that was stated positive.

                            Results of the Akhira laboratory were expressed Mentri the Health. Akhira was recorded as casualties died 48th resulting from the bird flu sufferer in Indonesia. For the South Sulawesi territory, he [she] was casualties died first.

                            South Sulawesi Governor, HM Amin Syam regretted the delay produced by the test of casualties's blood that died resulting from this bird flu. The sufferer died since three months and his notification just arrived yesterday. Why did the Department of Health ignore the sending sample this blood, he said.

                            According to Amen, if since the beginning was informed, then his side could carry out strategic steps to prevent increasingly expanded him this virus. Amen made a plea in the future, the officials really discipline in undertook protap available, especially from the aspect of the cleanliness. Akhira personally, one among three insiders of one family that died. In a period less than two weeks, the domiciled simple family in [*snip*], Makassar, this hatus lost Andri Winarti (17) and his mother Hj Sukria (56).

                            All of them died after being treated with the complaint and the same sign, namely the fever, breathless, and the chest was sick. Kadis the South Sulawesi Health, Dr Andi Muhadir said, the hospital side when treating the three patients only took sample the bribe and blood from Akhira.


                            While Andri and his mother were not taken sample blood and his bribe to be researched in the laboratory.

                            According to him, although Akhira was stated positive bird flu, but the community might not panic. 'The' incident the 'occurrence late last June, so as to be not done by the step in the isolation because of his incubation period already through', he said.

                            However the official was from the South Sulawesi livestock breeding service seen visited the location of the Akhira house, yesterday. They took sample poultry blood namely two chickens and two birds that were maintained by the citizen. Someone surveilance, Nurlina Because Of claimed still could not confirm whether the poultry in this location was positive bird flu. This 'just the sample and will be researched further', said Nurlina.

                            http://www.republika.co.id/online_de...3832&kat_id=23
                            ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sulawesi cluster / 14M (deceased) from South Sulawesi confirmed H5N1

                              Theresa, so is this right?

                              In the 2nd and 3rd weeks of June, Makassar in southern Sulawesi, two children (14-year-old Akhira and 17-year-old Andri) and their mother (56-year-old Sukria) died over the course of two weeks, all with the same symptoms, and only Akhira was tested--and tested positive.

                              I suppose it makes sense then that they're testing the blood of people who died earlier in the area in potential clusters--because they've got at least three possible large clusters on the island of Sulawesi the last time I saw reports a few days ago.

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