Local tests confirm AI caused deaths of two Indonesian
Local tests have confirmed that a young girl and a teenage boy, who died this
week, were infected with bird flu.
Samples have also been sent to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for
confirmation however, results from local tests are usually
The young girl's brother died on the Tuesday, but was
buried before samples could be taken.
The source of the infection is
still being investigated.
The WHO has confirmed 36 human bird flu
deaths in Indonesia, making Indonesia the country with the highest number of
human deaths this year.
Meanwhile, Indonesian officials have started
slaughtering over 1,000 poultry in the Tasikmalaya district of West Java,
following the death of another teenage boy.
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