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February 28, 2006

Two suspected casualties in Indonesia

A health official in Jakarta said a 29-year-old woman who had a history of contact with poultry died Wednesday night and samples have been sent to a World Health Organization-sanctioned laboratory in Hong Kong to confirm the cause of her death.

That's according to Hariadi Wibisono, a senior official at the Indonesian health ministry.

Indonesia is also waiting on results from the Hong Kong lab on a 39-year-old man who died recently and for whom local tests indicated he had bird flu.

If both results are confirmed, the country's human toll from the disease would climb to 13, said Wibisono.


Posted by dymaxion at February 28, 2006 10:07 PM

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