www.xinhuanet.com
XINHUA online
CHINA VIEW
VIEW CHINA
 Breaking News Japan's ruling party secures majority     Chinese president concludes Canada visit    Japan's ruling party secures majority: exit polls    Israel cancels Gaza handover ceremony     Israeli cabinet votes for leaving Gaza synagogues intact    Israeli cabinet approves final stage of Gaza pullout     
Home  
China  
World  
Business  
Technology  
Opinion  
Culture/Edu  
Sports  
Entertainment  
Life/Health  
Travel  
Weather  
RSS  
  About China
  Map
  History
  Constitution
  CPC & Other Parties
  State Organs
  Local Leadership
  White Papers
  Statistics
  Major Projects
  English Websites
  BizChina
- Conferences & Exhibitions
- Investment
- Bidding
- Enterprises
- Policy update
- Technological & Economic Development Zones
Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers
   News Photos Voice People BizChina Feature About us   
Another person dies of possible bird flu in Indonesia
www.chinaview.cn 2005-09-11 22:54:29

    JAKARTA, Sept. 11 (Xinhuanet) -- A woman, who was suspected suffered from bird flu, has died recently, the fourth such fatality in Indonesia, Director General of Disease Control and Circumstance Health Improvement I Nyoman Kandun said here on Sunday.

    "Whether or not her death was because of bird flu, we will waitbefore confirming, as is standard, from a laboratory in Hong Kong where her blood samples were sent to. The results would be known in about six days," Antara news agency quoted Nyoman as saying.

    The 37-year-old woman died at a private hospital in South Jakarta on Saturday evening after being admitted there on Sept. 6 with what was thought to be acute pneumonia, Nyoman said.

    Minister of Health Siti Fadhilah Supari declined to give any statements to reporters, promising to give a press conference on Monday.

    An auditor and his two young daughters died in July in Tangerang district just southwest of Jakarta. The government has said that infected chicken droppings were the likely cause of those deaths.

    Jakarta launched a massive vaccination drive against the disease, but has been criticized for carrying out only a limited cull.

    The World Health Organization requires that poultry within a radius of three kilometers from any bird flu outbreak should be killed.

    The virus has swept through poultry populations in large swathsof Asia since 2003, killing tens of millions of birds and 62 people, most of them in Vietnam and Thailand. Enditem

  Related Story
Copyright ©2003 Xinhua News Agency. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.