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Bird flu claims 7th victim in Indonesia this year

Bird flu claims 7th victim in Indonesia this year

A 2-year-old boy has died of bird flu in western Indonesia, becoming the country's seventh fatality from the disease this year.
The Health Ministry says the boy died last week in Riau province.
The ministry said Wednesday that the boy may have had contact with quails' eggs sold by his father.
Bird flu, which began ravaging poultry in 2003 and has killed more than 350 people worldwide, is still present in some areas of Asia and the Middle East.
Indonesia has been the hardest-hit country, accounting for 157 of the deaths.


Updated : 2021-02-27 03:02 GMT+08:00