Archive for Saturday, January 13, 2007

2 more die from bird flu, pushing week’s toll to 4

January 13, 2007

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— Two more Indonesian women have died from bird flu, a health official said today, pushing the toll this week to four in the latest cases to strike the country worst hit by the virus.

One of the latest victims was a 22-year-old from the industrial town of Tangerang near Jakarta where a 37-year-old woman and a teenage boy who died earlier in the week also came from.

One of the women died late Friday while the 22-year-old died early today, said Nyoman Kandun, the Ministry of Health's director general of communicable disease control. Both had been treated in the same hospital in Jakarta, the capital.

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