Saturday, December 17, 2005

News - Bird flu sickens man in China, kills 1 in Indonesia

China reported its sixth human bird flu case Friday as Indonesia awaited tests that could confirm its 10th human victim.

Chinese state media said a 35-year-old man in eastern China had become infected with the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of the virus after an outbreak was reported in ducks in his village.

In Indonesia, local tests showed that a 39-year-old man had died of bird flu earlier this week in the capital, Jakarta, a senior health ministry official said Friday.

The virus has ravaged poultry stocks across Asia since 2003 and killed at least 71 people.

Bird flu sickens man in China, kills 1 in Indonesia

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