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Jakarta Post

Toddler saved from bird flu, but teenager in critical condition

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru   /   Mon, January 11 2010   /  10:07 am

A medical team at RSUD Arifin Achmad public hospital in Pekanbaru, Riau, has succeeded in saving the life of Annisa, 4, from bird flu.Now the hospital is currently struggling to save another H5N1 suspect Jefri, 17,  from  a life-threatening condition.Team coordinator Azizman Saad said that Annisa was declared bird flu positive based on the results of laboratory tests by the Health Ministry’s Research and Development Agency last week.“But the patient had already been cured from the disease even before we received the laboratory test result,” Azizman told The Jakarta Post, on Sunday.Azizman said Annisa had recovered and was now in a  normal condition having been declared healthy clinically since her body temperature as well as other key  indicators including blood count and white cell count were now back to normal. “She can communicate normally, too,” he said....