Monday, May 08, 2006

Bird flu claims 25th victim in Indonesia

The World Health Organisation confirmed the 25th bird flu death in Indonesia, an health official said Monday.

The man lived in the town of Tangerang, part of the metropolitan complex of Jakarta. Officials said that he had contact with sick poultry.

Indonesia has the most bird flu deaths this year and is behind Vietnam for the most deaths since the disease was first reported in 2003.

Jakarta has concentrated most of its bird flu efforts near urban areas where domestic birds still live in close contact with humans.

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