Indonesia: Bird flu claims 52nd victim

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 28, 2006 04:59

A bird flu patient suspected of being a member of a new cluster of infections died Thursday, his doctor said, raising the toll in the nation hardest hit by the disease to 52. The 20-year-old Indonesian died at 2:20 a.m. at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung city, said Hadi Jusuf. His brother died Sunday with symptoms of bird flu before samples could be taken, and his sister, hospitalized with high fever and respiratory problems, also is being treated as a suspected case.


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