Indonesian boy dies from bird flu

02-05-2012 | |

A two-year old Indonesian boy has died from bird flu in a state hospital in Riau, the Health Ministry has confirmed.

A ministry team investigating the boy’s neighbourhood found that he may have had contact with quails’ eggs because his parents sold them, the ministry’s directorate general for disease control and environmental health said in a press statement.

Director general Dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama has reported this latest case to the World Health Organization. The total number of bird flu cases since 2005 now stands at 189, with 157 fatalities including this latest case.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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