Bird Flu kills 40th Indonesian

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Tuesday, July 4, 2006

The World Health Organisation confirmed the death of a five-year-old boy on June 16 was due to bird flu. This is the 40th confirmed Indonesian death due to bird flu.

East Java

The boy died in Tulungagung, East Java province, after being admitted to hospital on June 8.

There was a dead chicken 15 metres from his home.

The death was confirmed by a WHO laboratory in Hong Kong.

Deaths due to bird flu have steadily risen since its outbreak in Indonesia in 2003. This year they have recorded the highest death toll in the world.


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