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January 04, 2006

A 12th B2H death in Indonesia?

Via TMC.net: 12th bird flu victim dies as gov't readies 3-year-plan.

Mahalis (his only name) died shortly after he was admitted to a hospital here. He will be Indonesia's 12th victim of the avian flu virus if tests confirm suspicions based largely on the fact that he came from Tangerang, a town due southwest of Jakarta, where outbreaks among fowl were previously reported.

Given the slowness of Indonesian testing, we may know by the end of January if this was a real H5N1 case or something else. The back-and-forth reports out of Jakarta make it very hard to understand what's happening and who's really ill.

Posted by dymaxion at January 4, 2006 10:24 AM

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