Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Indonesian woman tests positive for bird flu virus

JAKARTA, Jan. 30 (Xinhua)—A 32-year-old woman has tested positive for the bird flu virus and is now in critical condition at a Jakarta hospital, local press said Wednesday.

The woman was admitted to the Persahabatan Hospital on Jan. 26 and laboratory tests later confirmed she had the H5N1 virus, the Metro TV reported.

“She is very critical now with pneumonia and respiratory problems,” Dr. Mukhtar Ikhsan with the hospital said.

The patient has been put on a ventilator to assist in her breathing. She was the country’s 125th confirmed bird flu case, which has killed 101 people since the disease began ravaging the country in 2003.

Avian influenza story source: Xinhua (China News)

Posted by john T. on 01/30 at 05:32 AM
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