Indonesia reports the 9th death from H5N1 bird flu

August 11, 2012INDONESIAAn Indonesian man has died of bird flu, the health ministry said Saturday, in the country’s ninth fatal case this year. “The deceased was a self-employed 37-year-old male,” according to a report on the health ministry’s website. The man was hospitalized on July 24 with a high fever and was placed on a ventilator five days later, according to the report. He died on July 30. Authorities do not know how the man contracted the virus, but said he lived near poultry farms. Indonesia has been hardest-hit by bird flu, with 159 fatalities reported since 2003 out of 359 worldwide, according to World Health Organization figures, which include the latest death. Bird flu, also known as the H5N1 virus, typically spreads from birds to humans through direct contact, but experts fear it could mutate into a form that is easily transmissible between humans. –Medical Xpress
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One Response to Indonesia reports the 9th death from H5N1 bird flu

  1. With our highly mobile society and the fact that we often get poultry and/or wild birds from other countries, it’s probably just a matter of time until it shows up here. Then we’ll have two flu threats on our radar, swine and bird. Choose your poison, folks!

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