JAKARTA - A 33-year old man living on the island of Sumatra has died of bird flu. His death brings the total number of fatalities in Indonesia alone to 85. The man has possibly obtained the virus when eating chicken from a local market.
More people have died from bird flu in Indonesia than any other country and human-to-human transmission is believed to have occurred at least once last year. Indonesia denies this, telling more research needs to be done.