JAKARTA - A women who tested positive in a preliminary test for bird fly has died yesterday, according to an official at the Health Ministry. It is required that the results of the first test are confirmed by a send one before any confirmation of bird flu can be given. This latest death can push the country's death toll to 76, if confirmed.
The 26-year-old woman was four months pregnant from her second child when she died in a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra. It was not directly clear if the victim had been in direct contact with infected poultry, the main channel of human bird fly infections in Indonesia. The woman began to show symptoms of bird fly on 2 May, and was first treated at home before she was moved to two different hospitals and then died.