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75th Case Of Human Bird Flu Case Reported In Indonesia

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posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 04:16 PM
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Indonesia kicks off the winter flu season with its first case of human bird flu since November, 2006.



75th Case Of Human Bird Flu Case Reported In Indonesia

January 7, 2007 8:11 a.m. EST

Jakarta, Indonesia (AHN) - Indonesian health officials on Sunday confirmed its first case of human bird flu affliction this year and its 75th overall, as a teenager is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

Nyoman Kandun, an Indonesian health official said, "A 14-year-old patient, still under treatment at the Persahabatan hospital, has been confirmed as being positively infected by the bird flu."

Kandun said the boy's condition is serious but declined to provide more details. "He is the 75th case of confirmed infection, 57 of whom died," he said said.




Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is flu season.

Most human bird flu cases occurred last year between January and June.




posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:20 PM
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Indonesia is reporting its 76th case of bird flu, the second in days.


Indonesian woman with bird flu in critical condition

JAKARTA (AP): An Indonesian woman was in critical condition Monday after being hospitalized with bird flu, a health official said.

It was unclear how she contracted the virus.The 37-year-old is the second person to be sickened by the disease in less than a week, said I Nyoman Kandun, the Ministry of Health's director general of communicable disease control.

The other was a 14-year-old boy, Kandun said, adding that both are from the industrial city of Tangerang on the western outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, and are being treated at the Persahabatan hospital.





Looks like the flu season is starting again.



 
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