Saturday, August 11, 2012

Indonesia: Latest Birdflu Victim Source of Virus


[It appears that the latest H5N1 casualty lived near a poultry farm)
August 11, 2012

Page Ministry of Health reported a male suspect had died of bird flu. This adds to the long list of deaths from this disease in 2012 to nine people.

"The deceased was a self-employed 37 year-old male," the report said on Saturday (11/8).

Mentioned, he was hospitalized on July 24 due to high fever and was placed on a ventilator five days later. He died on July 30.

Authorities do not know how he contracted the virus, but suspected of contracting the virus because the victims are located near poultry farms.

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