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H1N1 Cases Grow in Indonesia

Admission of 4 Balinese to Hospital with 'Flu Like' Symptoms May Mean that Swine Flu Now Infecting Both Local Residents and Foreign Visitors.

(7/13/2009) Bisnis.com says that 12 new cases of H1N1 were reported in the second week of July 2009, bringing to 64 the number nationally who have been hospitalized in Jakarta, Bandung (West Java) and Bali.

Overseas, the government counts 42 Indonesian citizens affected with the virus, including 14 members of an Indonesian youth choirs participating in an international competition in South Korea.

Among those infected with H1N1 in Indonesia, there have been 15 cases involving foreigners, all treated at the government's expense.

In Bali, those initially infected by the H1N1 virus were limited to foreign visitors. This, however, has changed with the recent admission of five Balinese at Bali's General Hospital, suspected of being infected with the H1N1 virus.