Thursday, January 12, 2006

Indonesian Woman Dies of Suspected Bird Flu

An Indonesian woman who local health officials said, had suffered from bird flu died at a hospital late Wednesday after being treated for three days in the Sulianto Saroso Hospital according to Hospital spokesman, Ilham Patu who also stated that local tests showed that she had bird flu.

The blood sample of the 29-year-old woman has been sent to a WHO-sanctioned laboratory in Hong Kong for confirmation, he said. The hospital is also awaiting the Hong Kong laboratory test result of a 39-year-old man who died last week after locally tested positive of bird flu. If both cases were confirmed, bird flu death toll in the country could reach 14.

Source: Xinhua
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