Friday, January 18, 2008

Indonesian boy dies of bird flu - 97th

JAKARTA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - An eight-year-old Indonesian boy died of bird flu on Friday, the health ministry said, bringing the country’s death toll from the virus to 97.

The boy from Tangerang, west of the capital Jakarta, died after being treated for one day at the country’s main bird flu treatment center, the ministry said in an e-mailed statement.

The ministry said the fact the boy’s neighbor ran a chicken slaughterhouse was a risk factor and it was investigating.

Bird flu story source: Reuters

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