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    Baby girl dies of bird flu: official

    A ONE-year-old girl from west Jakarta has died of bird flu, a senior health official said today, citing the results of local tests.

    If confirmed by a UN-recognised laboratory, the girl would be the country's 23rd death from the H5N1 virus, which is now endemic in poultry in the world's fourth most populous nation.
    "I just got information a local test showed positive (for H5N1) for a one-year-old girl," Hariadi Wibisono, director general of control of animal-borne diseases at the national health ministry, said.

    She died on Thursday, shortly after coming into a Jakarta hospital emergency room, he said.

    A sample of the girl's blood has been sent to a laboratory in Hong Kong recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for confirmation, Wibisono added.

    It was not immediately clear whether the girl had been in contact with fowl. Contact with infected birds is the most common means of transmission of the H5N1 virus to humans.


    ( I think that this is a new story - apologies in not)