Friday, August 18, 2006

Indonesian woman dies of suspected bird flu

A 35-year-old woman with bird flu symptoms from an Indonesian village which has seen a number of other confirmed or suspected cases of the disease in humans has died, a hospital official said on Friday.

But a government official denied that the cases in the West Javan village of Cikelet, described by officials as rife with the H5N1 virus, pointed to a possible new cluster case.

“Last night a patient was referred by a doctor in Garut with symptoms of suspected avian influenza such as breathlessness and high temperature, so we isolated her and planned to send her to Bandung hospital,” said Yogie Prayogi, spokesman at Dr Slamet Hospital. “But she died before we could bring her”.

He said that blood samples had been sent for testing.

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