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November 28, 2005

radio australia - news - indonesia confirms 12th human case of bird flu

Indonesian health officials say a16-year-old boy has tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu virus, making him the 12th confirmed case among humans in the country. The health ministry says samples sent to a laboratory in Hong Kong were positive. The patient is being treated at a hospital in Bandung in West Java province. Indonesia has had seven confirmed deaths from bird flu. Meanwhile, authorities in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City are poisoning pigeons and other wild birds to prevent avian

Posted by dymaxion at November 28, 2005 12:18 PM

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