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Confirmatory Lab Results Raise Questions in Indonesia
The above translation of the lab results for the fatal case (15F) in Semarang leave little doubt that the patient was H5N1 lab confirmed. The virus was isolated and was PCR positive. In addition the patient had a greater than four fold increase in H5 antibody levels and the patient was also H5 positive on the rapid test.
The data contradict the statement by Siti Fadilah Supari, which indicated that the two confirmatory lab tests were negative. This discrepancy raises serious concerns because of prior statements by Indonesian officials, coupled with the withholding of samples and sequences.
The lack of oversight by WHO is also cause for concern. Indonesia has the largest number of confirmed H5N1 cases, and based on prior and recent events, the number of actual human H5N1 infections is clearly markedly higher than the acknowledged confirmed cases.
Serious action by WHO is long overdue.