Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Indonesian Woman Has Bird Flu, Local Test Shows

A 29-year-old Indonesian woman in Jakarta has the deadly strain of bird flu, officials said on Wednesday, citing the results of a local test. Outside laboratories recognised by the World Health Organisation have so far confirmed 11 deaths and five other cases in Indonesia where patients survived. Local tests also show a 39-year-old man died of bird flu this month, although there has been no confirmation yet of that result, officials said this week. The woman was admitted to Jakarta's hospital designated to treat patients with bird flu on Sunday, a hospital spokesman said. He said the woman had contact with dead chickens.

Source: The Jakarta Post
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