Indonesian teenager hospitalized for suspected bird flu 2008-01-09 18:03:15   Print

Special report: Global fight against bird flu
    JAKARTA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized in Indonesia for developing bird flu symptoms and earlier contacts with a dead chicken, local press said Wednesday.

    He was admitted to the Hasan Sadikin Hospital in the West Java capital of Bandung Tuesday with high fever, cough and respiratory problems.

    A relative said he picked up a dead chicken in front of the house with bare hands and threw it to a nearby river. The following day, he became ill, reported major national newspaper Tempo's website.

    If confirmed, he could be the 108th bird flu case in the country, where 94 people have died of the virus to make the world's highest death toll among any other affected countries.

Editor: Pliny Lin
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