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Cambodia Announces Human Bird Flu Fatality

A 13-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing to seven the number of people in the country who have died from the virus.

The World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry have confirmed that the girl was infected with the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Elsewhere, Indonesia said it has confirmed another human bird flu fatality in the country.

Officials there say the 15-year-old girl's death brings to 73 the number of people in Indonesia who have died from the H5N1 strain. The WHO has not confirmed those results, and has so far confirmed only 63 people dying from bird flu in Indonesia.

The country has more bird flu deaths than any other nation. WHO officials say 171 people have died from the virus worldwide since the outbreak began in 2003, mostly in Asian countries.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.