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September 21, 2005

Indonesia Moves to Contain Bird Flu

The government imposed "extraordinary" measures Tuesday to contain a bird flu outbreak that has killed four people in Indonesia, including the forced hospitalization of people with symptoms of the disease. In addition to the fatalities, seven patients suspected of having the H5N1 strain of bird flu - two of them zoo employees - have been admitted to Jakarta's infectious diseases hospital, officials said. Blood samples from the patients have been sent to Hong Kong for testing. Health

Posted by dymaxion at September 21, 2005 05:15 PM

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