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Indonesian Woman Dies Showing Symptoms of Bird Flu


Indonesian doctors say a 20-year-old woman showing symptoms of bird flu has died in a Jakarta hospital.

A hospital spokesman, Dr. Ilham Patu, said test results confirming the cause of death are expected to be available by Monday.

Meanwhile, China confirmed its eighth outbreak of bird flu within a month on Saturday, this time in birds on farms in the central Hubei province.

The Ministry of Agriculture said the latest outbreak killed a total of 2,500 birds and prompted health officials to cull more than 30,000 birds.

China has not reported any confirmed human cases of bird flu.

Kuwait has also found the deadly H5N1 variety of avian flu in a bird culled by authorities.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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