Avian influenza claims third human life in 2013 in Indonesia

An Indonesian woman died of avianinfluenza, the country’s health ministry has confirmed. The 31-year-old womandied on November 11, after showing symptoms consistent with avian influenza asearly as November 1.

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An Indonesian woman died of avian influenza, the country's health ministry has confirmed. The 31-year-old woman died on November 11, after showing symptoms consistent with avian influenza as early as November 1.

The woman, who lived in Bekasi Timur, east of Jakarta, had been infected by the H5N1 avian influenza virus, the Associated Press reported. She was believed to have had contact with poultry around her home.

Her death is the third human avian influenza fatality in Indonesia in 2013, and the 163rd avian influenza death in Indonesia since 2005.

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