Third Bird-Flu Death in Bali, as Tourist Arrive in Record Numbers!

The Third Balinese Victim of the deadly Bird-Flu virus.

So soon after the death of the 29-year-old Ni Luh Putu Sri Windani and her Her five-year-old daughter Dian, Bali has yet another human victim of the Bird-Flu virus.

A 28-year-old woman died of suspected bird flu today after undergoing treatment for 36 hours at the Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, Bali.Gan 1.000 nguoi tham gia dien tap phong chong cum
The victim, from Desa Braban, Kabupaten Tabanan here, died at an isolation ward.

Sanglah Hospital Bird Flu Eradication Chief Dr Putu Andrika said the victim was one of two patients who were treated for suspected H5N1 viral infection.

The condition of another patient, who is 58 years old, is improving but the patient is still under intensive care, he told Antara news agency.

With the latest casualty, bird flu is said to have claimed three lives in the tourist island after the death of a 29-year-old woman and her five-year-old child last Sunday.

Dr Putu however said he was still awaiting a laboratory test to confirm whether the death of the mother and her child last Sunday was due to H5N1 viral infection.

This statement from Dr Putu reported by Bernama, is a bit confusing, as all of the reports at the time had suggested that Dian, the five year old girl had been cremated soon after her death! If that is the case then were some tissue samples were taken before the said cremation?

I wish the Indonesian Government would stop trying  to act like the old Soviet regime, as far as the H5N1 infections in the country are concerned!

Tourists arrive in record numbers in Bali, as the number of human Bird-Flu infections increase!

Nothing about this Bird-Flu virus seems to be clear and simple.

Even as we hear about a further death from the H5N1 virus along with another person infected with the virus under intensive care,  in in Bali, the number of tourists arriving in the Resort Island has reached record numbers.

Preliminary foreign tourist arrival figures for July 2007 record 164,618 visitors to Bali, according to

The new figures represent a whopping double-digit increase of 34.9 percent ahead of the same month in 2006 and allowing July 2007 to qualify as the “best July on record” for Bali tourism.

According to Bali Discovery, January to July’s 2007 arrivals are nearing the 1 million mark, totaling 910,567, an improvement of 35 percent as compared to the same period in 2006 (674,561).

I guess they are right, when they say that the Gods always smile on this magical island!



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