One More Succumbs to Bird Flu in Indonesia

by Medindia Content Team on  January 14, 2007 at 11:55 AM Bird Flu News   - G J E 4
One More Succumbs to Bird Flu in Indonesia
Jakarta: Two Indonesian women have died from avian flu, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease to 61, officials said Saturday.

Yulfa, 27, a Tangerang resident, died late Friday and Jakarta resident Ani Apriani, 22, died early Saturday, after they had undergone two and three days of treatment in a hospital here respectively.

"Their deaths have been confirmed from bird flu," said an official at the Indonesian health ministry.

The deaths followed that of a 37-year-old Indonesian woman who died from bird flu earlier Friday. On Wednesday, a 14-year-old boy from a West Java village died at the same hospital from the virus.

The latest death was Indonesia's 61st in a total of 79 bird flu cases - the world's highest fatality tally from the disease.

Source: IANS

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