Thursday, June 15, 2006

Journalist suspected of carrying bird flu virus (Indonesia)

A journalist working for a national daily, RES (30), is suspected of being infected with the bird flu virus and has been undergoing treatment at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung since Wednesday.

RES was suspected of suffering from avian influenza flu after he had covered the funeral of Mastur, a bird flu patient, and a cull of poultry in Tasikmalaya, Dr Djatnika, vice chairman of the hospital’s bird flu unit, said here on Thursday, Kazinform quotes ANTARA.

The Tasikmalaya-based journalist had high fever and a respiratory problem when he was admitted to the hospital at almost midnight.

His condition was currently getting better and his temperature had dropped to 38.9 C degrees while his blood pressure had risen from 100/70 to 131/73.

“We will take a sample of his blood for a laboratory check,” he said.

Source for this avian influenza story

Posted by john T. on 06/15 at 08:20 AM
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