JAKARTA - A patient infected with the H1N1 flu died on Sunday after being treated for several days at the Persahabatan Hospital in Jakarta. She died due to severe complications and was being treated for the H1N1 virus for at least one week. She also suffered from pneumonia before she was infected with H1N1. The doctor said the complication then caused bacteria to enter her lungs which caused her to die of heart failure.
The 24-year-old woman is the second Indonesian to die from the H1N1 flu and resulting complications, as the number of people infected with the virus continues to rapidly increase across the nation. The first victim to succumb to the new virus was a 6-year-old girl who died about two weeks ago. The director general of disease control and environmental health at the Health Ministry, Tjandra Yoga Aditama, said the girl had also caught pneumonia.