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September 16, 2005

"Positive for H5N1"

According to an article from Reuters.co.uk, Indonesia has confirmed that avian flu killed a woman who died earlier this week.

It's positive for H5N1," I Nyoman Kandun, director-general of disease control at the Health Ministry, told Reuters, referring to the virus.Indonesia's health minister is expected to hold a news conference later on Friday to discuss the results, which had been confirmed by a laboratory in Hong Kong.

"Our task now as the government is to make sure the public do not panic. Just like when we get a bomb threat, we need to avoid panic. Up until now, there is no proof that there is human-to-human transfer," Kandun said.

ans "so far, there is no proof," instead of "until the previous case, there was no proof...but this case is indeed human-to-human."

Posted by dymaxion at September 16, 2005 12:38 PM

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