Jakarta confirms bird flu deaths, makes virus deal


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  • Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia announced three deaths from bird flu on Wednesday, taking its overall human toll from the virus to 69 fatalities, as its president called for international aid to help affected countries defeat the disease. 

The confirmation of more deaths came a day after Indonesia, which has the world's highest human death toll from H5N1, agreed to resume sharing virus samples for research in exchange for a World Health Organisation pact to restrict drug company access to them. 

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