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May 22, 2006

Another birdflu case in Indonesia

Thanks to the reader who sent the link to this Radio Australia story: Another birdflu case in Indonesia.

An 18-year-old East Java shuttlecock maker has been diagnosed with bird flu.

Indonesia's Health Ministry says he is undergoing treatment in hospital and a blood sample will go to a Hong Kong laboratory recognised by the World Health Organisation for further testing.

The man has been working with feathers and they will be traced to their source. Most human cases of bird flu from the H5N1 virus are believed to stem from direct or indirect contact with infected poultry.

Posted by dymaxion at May 22, 2006 10:35 PM

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