A 35-year-old Indonesian woman has died of bird flu, taking the country’s human death toll from the virus to 57, a health ministry official said on Tuesday. The woman from West Java had been undergoing treatment in a Jakarta hospital since early in the month. “The woman had contact with chicken eggs and there had been reports about dead poultry,” the official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. The vast majority of human bird flu cases involving the H5N1 virus have been linked to direct or indirect contact with infected fowl. Indonesia’s death toll of 57 from the disease is the highest in the world. The total number of confirmed human cases in the country is 74.
Indonesian woman dies of bird flu -health ministry
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