Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Indonesia in hot seat

H5N1 regards humans as much as a crocodile does its next meal in Indonesia. Two more suspected cases of human H5N1 infection made their journey into hospital today to join others as Indonesia trys to get to grips with an aggressive H5N1 version with a penchant for humans. The latest victims as a 12 month old and a 20 year old.

Since 2003 WHO reports H5N1 has infected 173 people and killed 93 of them which equates to a 50% mortality rate in humans. Studies however reported that in under 15's the mortality rate rises to 90%.

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