I don't like the steady stream of bad news out of Indonesia. Via Ida's Bird Flu Information, a report from the Ministry of Health: Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta ::: Patient tested positive H5N1. Excerpt:
Biomedical and Basic Health Technology Research Center Laboratory of Ministry of Health announced that SS, a 28-year-old female resident of Kabupaten Gunung Kidul, D. I. Yogyakarta province, had been tested positive bird flu (H5N1) infection.
On 1 march 2011, victim started to suffer of fever, coughing and vomiting. During the period of 6 to 10 March, patient had sought for medical treatment to several health workers and private clinics. On 11 March 2011 patient went to a public health service and then referred to a private hospital with diagnose of febris (fever).
Her condition was worsened and started to develop breathing difficulty during the hospitalization. Two days later she was referred to a bird flu referral hospital in Yogyakarta, where she received treatment according to the standard procedure. She died in this hospital.
Risk factors: Victim was frequently visiting a traditional market (almost every day) for buying goods to be sold in her own shop. Victim’s family is rearing several chickens and ducks.