Sunday, May 13, 2007

Bird flu feared in Indonesian death

An Indonesian woman who tested positive in preliminary tests for human bird flu has died.

The latest death, if confirmed, would push the country’s death toll from the disease to 76, the world’s highest.

The 26-year-old woman was four months’ pregnant with her second child.

She died at a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, early today.

It is not immediately clear whether she had been in close contact with infected poultry, the main channel of human bird flu infections in Indonesia.

She began to show symptoms of bird flu infection eleven days ago and was treated first at home, then moved to two different hospitals before she died.

Bird flu article source: ABC online

Posted by john T. on 05/13 at 06:13 AM
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