Accessibility links

Indonesia Confirms 75th Fatality From Bird Flu


Indonesian health officials say a woman has died from bird flu, raising the country's death toll from the virus to 75.

Indonesian officials said Monday their laboratory tests show the woman had contracted the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which can be lethal to humans.

Indonesia has reported more bird flu deaths than any other nation. World Health Organization officials have only confirmed 63 deaths in the country.

The bird flu virus is widespread among poultry in many parts of Indonesia, where millions of people keep a few chickens or other domesticated birds in their yards.

The WHO says bird flu has killed 172 people worldwide since it reemerged in Asia in 2003.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

XS
SM
MD
LG