Indonesian Family suspected of having bird flu
Jakarta Post is reporting from BANDUNG, West Java, that five members of a family were admitted to Slamet Hospital in Garut, West Java, on Saturday evening due to concerns they had contracted the bird flu virus.Yogi Prayogi, spokesman for the hospital, said the family, ranging in age from 50 to six years old, were rushed to hospital suffering from respiratory problems and high fevers, symptoms associated with bird flu.”Five of the family’s chickens died suddenly and were buried in the front yard of their house. Not long after that, members of the family fell ill,” Yogi said.
The condition of two of the family members was critical, both with temperatures above 39 degrees Celsius, he said.
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