Two more children in Indonesia have died from avian influenza H5N1.

The first case occurred in a five-year-old girl from the Bangli district in the province of Bali. She developed symptoms on September 27, was admitted to a hospital on October 5 and died on October 9. On September 30, her ten-year-old brother developed symptoms and died one day after his sister. Their mother is also thought to have died from the virus, although this is yet to be confirmed.


Investigations revealed that there had been a die-off of household poultry where the family lived prior to them exhibiting symptoms.

Of the 181 cases of human infection confirmed to date in Indonesia, 149 have been fatal, according to the World Health Organization