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Fatal H5N1 Cluster In Jakarta Grows to H2H2H

Recombinomics Commentary 22:38
May 14, 2008

Alamsyah(24), the older brother Istigomah (casualties who died because of suspect bird flu) took part in being treated in RS Persahabatan, Jakarat Timur. Alamsyah was run off with on Tuesday May 13 2008 yesterday, because of suffering the sign of bird flu

The above translation describes the hospitalization of a third sibling in Jakarta.  Two siblings have already died with bird flu symptoms.  No sample was collected from the index case, but the second brother was H5N1 confirmed.  The hospitalization of the third brothers along with disease onset dates suggests H2H2H transmission, which is among the longest transmission chains reported to date.

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