25 Feb '12, 5am

Indonesia reports fourth bird flu death of the year: JAKARTA (AFP) - A 12-year-old boy on the Indonesian resort

Indonesia reports fourth bird flu death of the year: JAKARTA (AFP) - A 12-year-old boy on the Indonesian resort

A government veterinarian worker sprays anti-bird flu disinfectant over birds and fowls at Medan city market in North Sumatra. A 12-year-old boy on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has died from bird flu, the fourth human death from the virus this year, an official said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP JAKARTA (AFP) - A 12-year-old boy on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has died from bird flu, the fourth human death from the virus this year, an official said on Saturday. The boy developed fever on Feb 11 and was admitted to hospital five days later, the Indonesian health ministry's head of animal-borne infectious disease control, Ms Rita Kusriastuti, told AFP. 'He suffered shortness of breath and eventually died on Feb 21. Laboratory tests confirmed he died from the H5N1 virus,' she added. Concerns about avian influenza have risen in Asia since China in late December re...

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