JAKARTA, Jan. 22 (Xinhua)
-- Three Indonesian children were admitted to the hospital on alleged bird flu
symptoms and reports of many dead chickens in their neighborhood, local press
The three children, aged 6 months, 5 years and 13 years old, live in the West Java town of Garut, one of the
areas put under the government's highest bird flu alert.
They were admitted to the Garut Hospital early
Tuesday morning with high fever and respiratory problems.
"The three are suspected of having bird flu virus and
I received reports that many chickens have died in their village," the
hospital's medical service head Slamet Yanto Widiantoro was quoted by leading
news website as saying.
Indonesia has confirmed 120 human bird flu cases with
death toll reaching 97, the highest than any other affected countries in the