Thursday, January 25, 2007

Five Indonesians in hospital with suspected bird flu

Five people with bird flu symptoms have been hospitalised in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, a doctor said on Thursday.

Tests were being conducted to determine if the five, including three children, were infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus.

Their health was improving, said Khalid Saleh, a doctor in charge of the bird flu ward at Wahidin Sudirohusodo hospital in the provincial capital Makassar.

“They come from the same neighbourhood. It was said chickens have died in the area,” he told Reuters.

Avian influenza article source: Reuters’ alert net

Posted by john T. on 01/25 at 05:48 AM
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