Tuesday, October 9, 2007

87th H5N1 death in Indonesia

"A 44-year-old woman from Indonesia's Sumatra island has died of bird flu, raising the toll in the nation worst affected by the disease to 87, the health ministry said Monday. Two samples taken from the woman tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the health ministry's bird flu information centre said in a press release."

"The ministry statement said it had not confirmed if the woman had been in contact with infected poultry, the usual method of transmission."

From Channel News Asia: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/304443/1/.html

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