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  • 2010 Indonesia Bird Flu Deaths ‘No Cause for Panic’

    Source: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/healt...r-panic/407529

    2 New Indonesia Bird Flu Deaths ‘No Cause for Panic’
    Dessy Sagita | November 19, 2010

    Jakarta. Indonesian health authorities confirmed two people died of bird flu in August and September, bringing the death toll from the disease to seven so far this year...

    ...“There have been a total of seven fatalities this year from bird flu, but if we compare that with last year’s figure, when 19 people died, the situation is getting better,” he said,

    The ministry’s official Web site reports that the last two cases occurred in Jakarta.

    In one of them, a 35-year-old man from Depok, south of the capital, was admitted to a hospital in West Jakarta on Aug. 18 for acute pneumonia.

    He died on Aug. 27 and laboratory tests confirmed he had contracted bird flu, or the H5N1 strain of influenza A.

    In the second case, a 40-year-old woman was hospitalized in East Jakarta on Sept. 9 after exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

    She died on Sept. 17, and also tested positive for bird flu....

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    Re: 2010 Indonesia Bird Flu Deaths ‘No Cause for Panic’

    This report is referring to a World Health Organization statement posted in the Avian Influenza page at October 18 2010: http://www.who.int/entity/csr/don/20.../en/index.html

    So, the news is RECYCLED.

    After the discovery of the human H5N1 infection in Hong Kong a renewed attention on this issue has emerged among media outlets, sometimes only for questionable reasons (ie: to increase traffic...).

    Thank to Shiloh for providing this piece of news, anyway.

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