Indonesia confirms 89th bird flu death 2007-10-22 14:35:55   Print

    JAKARTA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari confirmed Monday that the death of a 10-year-old girl in Riau Province was caused by bird flu, bringing the total death toll to 89.

    "Yes, it was positive (of bird flu)," she told reporters at the State Palace here.

    The girl's aunt had died earlier of suspected bird flu, she added.

    "But we are not certain about her aunt because we didn't take her blood sample," the minister said.

Editor: Wang Hongjiang
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