Human Cases of Bird Flu
Human cases of avian influenza have declined since 2006, according to the World Health Organization.
- There were 115 human cases in 2006, the peak year
- In 2007 there were 88 cases, and halfway through 2008, 34 cases
- Deaths also declined from 79 in 2006 to 59 in 2007 and, halfway through 2008, 26 deaths
- Indonesia has had the greatest cumulative number of cases (135) and deaths (110)
- Of the 15 countries where human cases of avian influenza have been reported, Bangladesh, Djibouti, and Myanmar have had the fewest: one nonfatal case each