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Indonesian govt denies bird flu toll
www.chinaview.cn 2005-07-13 21:02:05

    JAKARTA, July 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Indonesian Minister of Health Siti Fadillah Supari denied Wednesday that bird flu has killed two persons in the town of Tangerang over the last five days.

    She said that the two, a father and his one-year-old daughter, died from acute pneumonia.

    "Based on a laboratory test conducted by the ministry's research and development center on July 13, the pneumonia was caused by pathogenic bacteria, and there was no indication of pathogenic virus," Supari said in a statement as published by the Detikcom online news service.

    She said health office in Tangerang, some 20 km south of Jakarta, has been instructed to further investigate into the pneumonia case and the possible outbreak in the town. Enditem

    

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