Bird flu claims 9th victim this year in Indonesia
JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian man has died of bird flu, the health ministry said on Saturday, in the country's ninth fatal case this year.
"The deceased was a self-employed 37-year-old male," according to the report on the ministry's website.
The man was hospitalised on July 24 with a high fever and was placed on a ventilator five days later, according to the report. He died on July 30.
Authorities do not know how the man contracted the virus, but said he lived near poultry farms.