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Indonesian man hospitalized with bird flu symptoms 2007-06-12 16:40:34
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    JAKARTA, June 12 (Xinhua) -- A 28-year-old man was admitted to hospital in Indonesia's Riau province for developing bird flu symptoms after he ate meat of sick chicken, local press said Tuesday.

    Yatino, a plantation worker from Indragiri Hulu regency, has been put at the bird flu care unit of the Arifin Achmad Hospital in the provincial capital of Pekanbaru since Monday.

    He has earlier received treatment in a different hospital before health officials suspected him of developing bird flu symptoms, reported the national Antara news agency.

    After an X-ray examination and laboratory test, "we detected clinical signs that he possibly has bird flu," hospital staff Dr.Azizman Daad was quoted as saying.

    Yatino, a father of one, used to grow chickens in his backyard and recently cooked and ate a sick chicken before he fell ill with high fever.

    Human death toll from bird flu has reached 79 in Indonesia, higher than in any other affected countries.

Editor: Sun Yunlong
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