Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New bird flu fears in Indonesia

Seven people from the same village have been hospitalised in Indonesia with suspected bird flu, officials say.
The group is from Karo district in Northern Sumatra province, where seven members of one family died of the deadly H5N1 virus in May.

Their deaths sparked fears that the virus was mutating into a form which could pass easily from human to human, but experts later ruled this out.

Indonesia has seen more bird flu deaths this year than any other country. Read full story via bbc news