Thursday, December 22, 2005

News - Indonesia confirms bird flu deaths

AN Indonesian man and boy have been confirmed by World Health Organisation tests as having died of bird flu, bringing the country's death toll from the virus to 11, a hospital spokesman said today.

Asked whether test results on the pair had been received from a Hong Kong laboratory, Sulianti Saroso hospital spokesman Ilham Patu said: "It's been confirmed. We were informed of the results this morning.
"So we have now 16 confirmed cases and 11 deaths," he said.

Five people have survived infection of the virus.

The Daily Telegraph | Indonesia confirms bird flu deaths


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