Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Indonesian man dies of bird flu - health ministry

JAKARTA, May 30 (Reuters) - A 45-year-old Indonesian man from central Java has died of bird flu, a health ministry official said on Wednesday.

The man from Grobogan died on Monday after being hospitalised on May 17, Joko Suyono of the ministry’s bird flu centre said by telephone.

Authorities were still investigating, but the man was believed to have slaughtered and eaten a sick chicken, while dead fowl were found near his home, the official said.

Bird flu story source: Reuters

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