Monday, October 29, 2007

Indonesian Boy Tests Positive for H5N1

A three-year-old Indonesian boy has tested positive for H5N1. The boy is from the same neighborhood in Tangerang, a city west of the capital of Jakarta, as the five-year-old girl who died of bird flu last week. Her death was the 89th fatality in Indonesia due to the virus. Fortunately, the boy has only experienced mild flu symptoms and is receiving treatment at Sulianti Saroso hospital in Jakarta.

"Indonesia, which has now had 111 confirmed cases of the disease in humans, has suffered more fatalities than any other country.
Excluding the latest case, there have been 204 deaths and 332 cases globally since 2003, according to World Health Organization data. "

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