JAKARTA, May 6 (Xinhua) — An Indonesian doctor disclosed Wednesday that an A/H1N1 flu suspect is currently treated in a hospital in Surabaya, the capital of Indonesia’s East Java province.
This is the first suspected case of A/H1N1 flu in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia, a report the Elshinta radio said on Wednesday.
The Dr. Soetomo hospital in Surabaya is treating a A/H1N1 flu suspect, the radio quoted Harko Hari Santosa, a doctor working in the hospital, as saying.
At the present, Harko said, the suspect patient is isolated in a particular isolation room in the hospital.
Without disclosing the patient’s arrival date, Harko said the patient had just arrived in Surabaya from Hong Kong. When the patient arrived at the airport in Surabaya the thermal scanner spotted his high temperature.
However, the hospital has yet to confirm whether it was a A/H1N1 flu case, he added.
(this is going to be interesting to see what happens in Indonesia.-cottontop)