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Indonesian Boy Dies of Bird Flu


Indonesian health authorities said Monday an elderly woman who died overnight is the country's 54th fatal bird flu case.

The 67-year-old woman was from the town of Bandung in West Java.

An 11-year-old boy died from bird flu in a Jakarta hospital Saturday night.

Indonesia has the highest number of bird flu-related deaths in the world.

The disease has killed at least 149 people worldwide over the past three years. Most victims contract the virus from dead or sick birds.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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