115 Zoo Visitors Seek
H5N1 Treatment In Jakarta

By Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
Note - The following is a software translation:
"Former this KBR visitor memeriksakan his health not only because of panicking. But, 115 former the visitor the Jakarta Zoo was indeed unstable.
"In general from them experienced the sign of the fever," continued this RSPI Sulianti Saroso specialist of the nerves operation.
"According to the Inspiration, from the total 115 patients former the visitor KBR, not there is even one of the they had the complaint that very serious. So, there was not even one former the visitor KBR that memeriksakan himself to RSPI that it was indicated was attacked by the virus of birds flu.
"Not there is even one of the 115 people that was treated," said Dr Ilham.
The above machine translation indicates that 115 visitors of the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta came to the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital for treatment, but because their symptoms were mild, they were not treated.
The hospital has already admitted two zoo workers and four young visitors. The two workers were a tour guide and a vendor, suggesting contact with the H5N1 infected birds was limited. Similarly the age range of the visitors, 1.5 to 10 years of age also suggests contact would be limited.
The zoo was closed on Monday, so those who visited over the weekend would likely have mild symptoms at this time. 115 have come to the hospital and a larger number probably has not.
The next several days should determine how many of the visitors with milder symptoms will develop more sever symptoms, which typically involve high temperatures and breathing difficulties.
Follow-up on these patients, as well as contacts that also visited the zoo, would be useful, as would updates on the 500 zoo employees who were being tested for H5N1.
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