Thursday, January 24, 2008

Indonesian man dies of bird flu, toll up to 98

JAKARTA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A 30-year-old Indonesian man who had tested positive for bird flu died on Thursday, the health ministry said, taking the country’s death toll from the virus to 98.

The man, from Tangerang west of Jakarta, died at the Persahabatan hospital after being treated for a week, said Sunan Raja, an official at the ministry’s bird flu information center.

It was not known how the man contracted the disease.

Source for bird flu story: Reuters

Admin’s Note: The is an update to the following story Indonesian man infected with bird flu brings country‚Äôs total to 120(confirmed infections)

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