Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Indonesia reports fourth death of A/H1N1 flu

Indonesia has confirmed a boy, under five year old, has died from A/H1N1 virus, raising the total fatality of the disease to four in the country, a senior official of the Health Ministry said.

Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health of the ministry Prof. Dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama said that the boy was from West Java and also suffered from other diseases.

It was not clear whether he had historical journey to overseas, which has been the common condition where the sufferers get infected, he said.

"The boy died on swine flu, but he also had other diseases," Yoga told Xinhua.

The number of the flu cases increased to 872 after the ministry confirmed that 18 other people had the disease, the director said.

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Xinhua, 18 Aug 2009


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