Indonesia confirms ninth human death from bird flu

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  • Tuesday, 13 Dec 2005

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has had its ninth human death due to bird flu confirmed by a Hong Kong laboratory affiliated with the World Health Organisation, a senior Health Ministry official said on Tuesday.

"We have received confirmation. (The death toll) is now nine," Hariadi Wibisono told Reuters about the findings on a man who died last month, making him the ninth confirmed death from the H5N1 strain of bird flu in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation. 

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