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Jakarta Post

Bird flu threat still lurking in Jakarta

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 10 2012   /  09:00 am

Fowl must die: A health official catches and kills a chicken in a slum area in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on Monday. The authorities culled fowl and destroyed coops as part of precautionary measures to control the resurgence of avian flu in Jakarta. JP/Wendra AjistyatamaA man suspected of being infected with bird flu reportedly died over the weekend, highlighting the continued threat the deadly virus poses in the capital.

PDY, 23, died on Saturday on his way to the Tangerang public hospital, after being rejected by a hospital charged with treating bird flu patients. He is believed to have been infected with the H5N1 virus from his sick pigeon.

He had a high fever on New Year’s Eve and was rushed to the Satya Negara hospital in North Jakarta. The hospital said that he might have suffered from a gastric infection and released him. However, a few days later, his family b...