Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Indonesia bird flu toll 'hits 43'

Indonesia has reported its 43rd human bird flu death which - if confirmed by the World Health Organization - would give it the world's highest death toll.
Local tests, which are usually accurate, show that a 16-year-old boy died of the disease on Monday night, health ministry officials said.

Indonesia has registered more bird flu deaths this year than any other nation.

Vietnam has also been badly affected, suffering 42 deaths, but the outbreak there seems to be under control.

No one has died from the disease in Vietnam since the beginning of 2006. Read full story via bbc news