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Indonesia's Fifth Human Bird Flu Case Is Confirmed (Update3)
Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The World Health Organization confirmed Indonesia's fifth human case of avian influenza after a 21-year-old man in Lampung province in Sumatra tested positive for the virus.

An ``initial investigation has revealed that the man had direct exposure to diseased and dying chickens in his household shortly before the onset of illness,'' the United Nations agency said on its Web site. Three of the five confirmed cases in Indonesia were fatal, WHO said.

Avian flu cases may increase in Indonesia as the wet season, which typically begins in November and runs until April, starts, WHO said on Oct. 3. Indonesia faces an epidemic unless it can contain an outbreak that has infected at least 10 people in three provinces, Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said on Sept. 22.

There are 98 people across the nation currently under observation for bird flu, I Nyoman Kandun, director general of disease control and environmental sanitation at the Health Ministry, said in a phone interview today. The cases were spread over nine of Indonesia's 33 provinces, he said.

A 50-year-old man with bird flu symptoms died yesterday in Sulianti Saroso hospital after suffering from acute pneumonia, Ilham Patu, a spokesman for the hospital said in a phone interview today. The hospital, one of 44 hospitals across the nation which has been designated to treat bird flu patients, is still treating eight patients, Patu said.
how about a nice hot steaming bowl of STFU!

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