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September 29, 2005

Suspected Indonesia bird flu cases pass 50 - officials

By Ade Rina and Jerry Norton JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia faces more than 50 suspected cases of deadly bird flu, Indonesian health ministry officials said on Thursday, while lowering their figure on deaths from the disease to five from an earlier estimate of six. Bird flu has killed 65 people in four Asian nations since late 2003 and has been found in birds in Russia and Europe. Experts' greatest fear is that the H5N1 bird flu virus, which has the power to kill one out of every two people

Posted by dymaxion at September 29, 2005 03:31 PM

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