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The victim was a 20-year-old farmer, who had shown symptoms of fever and pneumonia on Jan. 27 after culling poultry raised in her home. She died on Feb. 4, the ministry said.
Hariadi Wibisono, the ministry's director of control of animal-borne diseases, said that raised Indonesia's total confirmed human bird flu cases to 23.
Shigeru Omi, WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific, urged people to avoid close contact with birds to avoid being infected with the H5N1 strain of avian flu which has killed more than 70 people since late 2003.
The new vaccine -- 1 billion shots of which are expected to have been produced by year-end -- will be used alongside existing vaccines from next year, the China Daily said, quoting chief veterinarian Jia Youling.