Two Human Bird Flu Cases Reported

JAKARTA - A two-year old Indonesian girl has died on avian influenza, and another nine-year old girl has been infected by the virus, health ministry reported yesterday.
calendar icon 10 December 2008
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The cases put the total cases of human bird flu infection to 139, including 113 fatalities, in Indonesia since the virus hit the archipelago country in 2003.

The two-year-old girl from East Jakarta died on November 29 after developing symptoms on November 18, spokesperson of the ministry Lily Sriwahyuni said.

Investigation indicated that the source of her infection was from live bird market, the spokesperson said.

The other girl from Riau province in Sumatra developed symptoms on November 7 after her poultry died, said Sriwahyuni. The girl was admitted into a hospital five day later and recovered on November 22.

The worldwide death toll, so far, reached 246 people out of 389 cases.

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