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March 06, 2006

New suspected cases in China, Indonesia

A three-year-old boy from Indonesia's Central Java province has died of bird flu, a senior health official said on Saturday, citing the results of a local test.

If confirmed by a U.N.-recognized laboratory, the boy would be the country's 21st death from the H5N1 virus, which is now endemic in poultry in the world's fourth most populous nation.

Source.

A man who died in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong may have had the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Hong Kong government said.

The territory's Department of Health received notification of the 32-year-old man's death from China's Ministry of Health and Guangdong province health officials on Friday, the government said in a statement.

The man, who lived in Guangzhou city -- just across the border from Hong Kong -- developed fever and pneumonia on February 22 and died on March 2, the statement, released late Friday, said.

From CNN.

Posted by dymaxion at March 6, 2006 09:39 PM

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