Saturday, November 26, 2005

News - Indonesia confirms 12th human case of bird flu

A 16-year-old boy has been confirmed as Indonesia's 12th bird flu case, a health official said yesterday, as the world's fourth most populous country readied to mass-produce the anti-flu drug Tamiflu.

Health ministry official Hariadi Wibisono said that the condition of the boy, who was admitted to the state hospital in West Java's provincial capital Bandung on November 15, was good but he was infected.

"Tests taken from the 16-year-old boy, both locally and by the World Health Organisation (WHO), show that he is a bird flu patient," he said.

The Peninsula On-line: Qatar's leading English Daily

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