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Bird Flu Kills Three More Indonesians; Teenage Boy Dies in China

Health officials in Indonesia say three more people have died of bird flu.

A Health Ministry official said a 39-year-old man died Wednesday in Surabaya, the country's second largest city. A teenage boy and a 22-year-old woman died of the disease earlier this week.

Bird flu has hit Indonesia harder than any other country. Indonesian authorities say the disease has killed 69 people, while World Health Organization figures confirm 63 bird flu deaths.

Meanwhile, China's state media report that tests by the country's disease control agency have confirmed that a 16-year-old boy from eastern Anhui province died Tuesday from the deadly strain of bird flu.

China says the disease has killed 15 people since 2003. The WHO says 14 people have died from bird flu in China since its first known case in 2005.

The deadliest known strain of bird flu, H5N1, has killed at least 169 people worldwide, mostly in Asia.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.