Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Indonesian man infected with bird flu brings country’s total to 120

Jan. 22, - The Indonesian health ministry is reporting that a 30 year old man near Jakarta has tested positive for the bird flu virus.

Joko Suyono, from the anti-bird flu center said that the man from Tanggerang town was treated at a hospital in Persahabatan set-up to handle human avian flu cases in east Jakarta since January 18.

“Two of his laboratories tests show positive today,” Suyono told Xinhua. The man did not have historical contact with fowl like many other victims of the disease, said the official.

On January 20 the man indicated symptoms of high fever, respiratory problems, leucopenia, thrombocytopenic, and pneumonia, said Suyono.

The man first showed the symptoms of the disease at January 14 and went to a hospital in the town before he was shifted to the hospital in east Jakarta, said the official.

Sources used in this bird flu story: Xinhua

Posted by john T. on 01/22 at 06:30 AM
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