Another Child in Java Indonesia is hospitalized with bird flu-like symptoms.

ANTARA is reporting that a nine-year-old child in Tulungagung, East Java, is suspected of having been infected with the bird flu virus.

The child, identified by its initials “EN” from Bungur, Karangrejo, is currently being treated at a local state hospital. The hospital`s spokesman, Triwidyono Agus Basuki, said here on Friday the child`s conditon was worsening.

“We cannot as yet tell if the symptoms shown by the patient are really of birdflu because we have just sent samples of its blood to Surabaya for examination,” he said.

He said EN was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night with symptoms associated with bird flu.

Here is a link to the ANTARA news item:


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