21 Feb '12, 10am

Bird flu claims 3rd victim this year in Indonesia

Bird flu claims 3rd victim this year in Indonesia

A government veterinarian worker sprays anti-bird flu disinfectant over birds and fowls at Medan city market in North Sumatra province on Jan 26, 2012. The latest Indonesian victim died on Feb 13, a day after being admitted to a hospital in Tangerang district on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, the ministry said. -- PHOTO: AFP JAKARTA (AFP) - Tests on a 19-year-old woman who died last week showed she had contracted the bird flu virus, Indonesia's third human death from the deadly disease this year, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Concerns about avian influenza have risen in the region with China, Cambodia and Vietnam all reporting deaths from the H5N1 virus this year. The latest Indonesian victim died on Feb 13, a day after being admitted to a hospital in Tangerang district on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, the ministry said. Tests on the victim after she ...

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