Indonesia: Bird flu suspect dies in Semarang


Jakarta - A teenager suspected of suffering from bird flu died on Friday after being hospitalized for four days at the Kariadi public hospital, Semarang, Central Java.

The 15-year old local Semarang girl has been identified as D.S.

A physician attending D.S., Agus Suryanto, said that the cause of death was a respiratory failure after suffering from fever exceeding 39 Celsius degree.

"There was a chance that she got infected by bird flu as she had been living nearby a chicken abattoir,” Agus said as quoted by

He said that the hospital had taken and diagnosed a blood sample from the patient but had yet to know the result of the test.