JAKARTA - The spread of the H1N1 Mexican Flu virus in Indonesia is picking up speed as it seems. The Department of Health has currently listed 64 people as being positively infected with the new virus that has killed over 500 people worldwide - but none in Indonesia yet - according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
According to the general director of the Infectious Disease Department of the Health Department, Yoga Aditama, most cases until now have occurred in Medan, Kalimantan, Bali, West Java and Jakarta. Most patients are Indonesians. Most of them picked up the virus when traveling abroad. Only a few of them became infected by so-called 'local transmission'.