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In Indonesia, confirmed the death of two people from bird flu

March 10 2006
17:43

In Indonesia, there have been two new cases of human deaths from bird flu. This information was confirmed by the authorities.

According to RBC, the victims of the H5N1 virus were 12-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy with o.Yava. According to doctors, both became infected had contact with sick birds.

Thus, only in the country recorded 30 cases of human infection with avian influenza, 22 of them - deadly. Since the beginning of this year in Indonesia are already 11 people were killed by a dangerous virus - much more than any other country in the world.

Problem to combat the spread of the virus creates and geographic conditions: a country with a population of about 220 million people located in more than 17 thousand islands. But agriculture accounts for more than 20% of the GDP of the State.

In Jakarta alone, according to estimates of local scientists, live more than 500 thousand heads of poultry. A ban on poultry rearing in the open air in force until the end of February 2005.

Note that the total since 2003 in Asia from bird flu killed at least 98 people.

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