Friday, December 14, 2007

Indonesia : Two Bird Flu Deaths In Four Days

The confirmed human death toll from H5N1 in Indonesia now stands at 93. The unofficial figure, meaning deaths that were not logged by medical authorities, are believed to be much higher.

From Reuters :
A Indonesian man from an area west of the capital Jakarta died from bird flu on Thursday, an official said...

Runizar Roesin, head of the bird flu centre in Jakarta, told Reuters the 47-year-old man from Tangerang died on Thursday evening.

The man, who had kept ducks at his home, had tested positive for bird flu and was being treated at a hospital in Jakarta, a Health Ministry official said on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, a 28-year-old woman, also from Tangerang, died of bird flu after being treated at the same hospital.
Two deaths at the same Indonesian hospital in less than one week, with both patients being treated with anti-virals after the onset of the virus.

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