Friday, October 05, 2007
Riau bird flu suspect dies (Indonesia)
PEKANBARU (Antara): A woman thought to be suffering from bird flu died at the Arifin Achmad Regional General Hospital on Friday, an official said.
“The patient was treated in an isolation ward for bird flu patients at Arifin Achmad Regional General Hospital,” Burhanudin Agung of the Riau provincial health office said.
LT, 44, who lived at the Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI) housing complex in Rumbai, Pekanbaru, had been treated at the Awal Bros hospital for four days before he was transferred to the Arifin Achmad Hospital on Thursday when his condition deteriorated.
A hospital representative said a blood sample had been sent to the Health Ministry’s laboratory in Jakarta to determine whether LT tested positive to the virus.
The hospital also sent a blood sample from another suspected bird flu patient, identified as RS, 5, from Risak Hulu in Riau Province’s Kampar District, to be tested.
Bird flu story source: Jakarta Post