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.
Advertisement"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.