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