JAKARTA - An Indonesian man has died in hospital with a suspected case of bird flu. A spokesman for Jakarta's Sulianti Saroso hospital says the man died from pneumonia.
He says the Jakarta resident showed symptoms of bird flu after being admitted to the hospital on Monday but the results of first tests were negative. Blood samples had been taken for further tests.
The man had contact with dead chickens in his house before he went into treatment.
His death brings to six the number of people who have died with suspected cases of the deadly H5-N1 virus, but who are not officially listed as bird flu victims. Indonesia has confirmed three deaths from bird flu, based on local tests and confirmation from World Health Organisation facilities in Hong Kong.