Thursday, December 13, 2007

Indonesian man dies from bird flu

JAKARTA, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A Indonesian man from an area west of the capital Jakarta died from bird flu on Thursday, an official said, bringing the total number of deaths in from the illness in Indonesia to 93.

Runizar Roesin, head of the bird flu centre in Jakarta, told Reuters the 47-year-old man from Tangerang died on Thursday evening.

The man, who had kept ducks at his home, had tested positive for bird flu and was being treated at a hospital in Jakarta, a Health Ministry official said on Wednesday.

Update to previous story posted here

Source for this bird flu story: Reuters

Posted by john T. on 12/13 at 10:23 AM
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