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February 08, 2006

Another suspected case in Indonesia

The 27-year-old patient was moved to the state-run Sulianto Saroso hospital for infectious diseases in Jakarta after being treated at a private hospital in West Java since last Thursday, said hospital spokesman Ilham Patu on Tuesday.

Blood tests taken at the private hospital showed "signs that she is a suspected case" of bird flu, Patu said.

Indonesia is currently awaiting test results from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 more suspected infections after local tests showed positive results.

The latest WHO test results obtained at the weekend showed that a 22-year-old chicken vendor who died last month and a 15-year-old teenager who died last Wednesday had contracted the H5N1 virus.

Indonesia has recorded 23 human cases of bird flu, resulting in 16 deaths, according to the health ministry.

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Posted by dymaxion at February 8, 2006 10:25 PM

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