Friday, June 02, 2006

Epidemics, bird flu monitored in Indonesian quake zone

Signs of bacterial diarrhea have been detected in quake-hit zones in Indonesia and the World Health Organisation is monitoring the area for bird flu outbreaks.

Avian flu has exploded in Indonesia which is set to soon become the world's leader in bird flu deaths if things continue at the current pace.

WHO has increased monitoring activities in Central Java after the quake left many people homeless and possibly more susceptible to disease.

The Chinese relief team discovered a case of bacterial diarrhea in the Bantul regency, the region struck hardest by the 6.3 tremblor.

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