Indonesian man hospitalized for suspected bird flu 2007-09-03 19:08:35   Print

    JAKARTA, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- A 33-year-old man from the Indonesian province of Riau is suspected of having bird flu and being treated at an isolated room in a local hospital, local press said Monday.

    The patient was previously treated at another hospital but since his condition continued worsening, he was transferred to the Arifin Ahmad Hospital in the provincial capital of Pekanbaru that has special facilities for bird flu patients.

    "The preliminary clinical diagnoses indicate that the patient has bird flu," Dr. Azizman Saad with the Arifin Ahmad Hospital was quoted by leading news website Detikcom as saying.

    It is not clear if the patient has earlier contact with infected chickens, as do happened to most other bird flu patients in the country.

    Bird flu has killed 84 people in Indonesia with over 100 human cases confirmed, more than any other affected countries.

Editor: An Lu
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