Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Indonesian teenage girl dies of bird flu

JAKARTA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Indonesian girl has died of bird flu, taking the country’s confirmed human death toll from the virus to 96, a health ministry official said on Tuesday.

The girl from Bekasi area east of Jakarta tested positive for bird flu last week, said the official at the Health Ministry’s bird flu centre.

“One of the girl’s neighbors owns a chicken farm. Tests by the agriculture ministry’s bird flu centre show the chickens had bird flu,” said the official, who declined to be identified.

Source for this avian flu story: Reuters

Editors Note: This story is an update to the story found at this link: Indonesian teenager confirmed to have bird flu virus

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