Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Indonesia : Bird Flu Claims Another Life - Toll At 91

From Xinhau :
An Indonesian man of 31 years old has died on avian influenza, the country's health ministry said here Saturday.

The man, from Riau province in Sumatra Island, died on Tuesday after three days treatment in a hospital. Laboratory tests indicated that he was contracted by H5N1 virus, said Djoko Suyono, official of the anti-bird flu centre of the ministry.

"He died on November 6. Two of laboratory tests showed that he is positive of bird flu," he told Xinhua.

The man died when he was shifting from a hospital in a regency to another one at the provincial capital of Pekanbaru, said Suyono.

He begun to have the symptoms of the disease three days before he went to the hospital, said Suyono.

No word yet on how the 31 year old came to be infected with H5N1.

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