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Bird flu found in 21 Indonesian provinces: official
www.chinaview.cn 2005-07-21 18:56:57

   ĦĦJAKARTA, July 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Bird flu outbreak has affected 21 out of 30 provinces in Indonesia with the number of chickens killed by the virus totaling 9.53 million, a government official said here Thursday.

    Bird flu cases have been found in at least 132 regencies and cities across Indonesia, said Mathur Riyadi, director general of veterinary with the Ministry of Agriculture.

    Further investigation also indicated preliminary attack of birdflu in four other provinces, namely South Sulawesi, Jambi, East Kalimantan and North Sumatra, he said on the sidelines of a hearing with legislators at the parliament compound.

    Earlier on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed that three people of the same family in the town of Tangerang have died recently from bird flu, becoming the country's first human death caused by the virus. Enditem

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