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113th human bird flu case in Indonesia

Nov. 13, 2007 at 8:46 AM   |   Comments

JAKARTA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Indonesian authorities Monday announced a new death from human infection with the avian influenza virus H5N1, the 91st person to die from the disease there.

The Indonesian Health Ministry announced the fatality was a 31-year-old male from the Bengkalis District in Riau Province, the World Health organization said on its Web site.

The man developed symptoms on Oct. 31, was hospitalized Nov. 3 and died three days later.

"Identification of the source of his infection is ongoing and includes investigation into a large swallow farm in close proximity to the case's house," the WHO Web site said.

The man was the 113th confirmed human case of bird flu in Indonesia, and the 91st to die.

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