Thursday, December 13, 2007

Indonesia confirms 115th human case

Yet another case from Tangerang, a satellite city of Jakarta

"Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A 47-year-old man from the outskirts of the Indonesian capital has been confirmed as the 115th person to be infected with bird flu, the health ministry said Wednesday.The man is being treated in a Jakarta hospital for the deadly disease, which has claimed 92 lives in Indonesia.Two laboratory tests on the man showed that he was infected with the highly pathogenic virus, a statement from the ministry's bird flu information centre was quoted by AFP as saying.Two positive results of tests on blood and tissue samples from a victim are needed before Indonesian authorities can confirm a bird flu infection.The man, who is from the satellite city of Tangerang, was first admitted to a private hospital there on December 5, three days after he began to feel ill.He was referred to the Jakarta hospital on December 10.The ministry statement said it had not confirmed if the man had any contact with infected poultry."

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