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Indonesia Records 163rd H5N1 Fatality

Indonesia this week recorded its 163rd fatality from H5N1 avian influenza, with the death of a 31-year-old woman, Agence France-Presse reports (11/18). “She is the third Indonesian to die this year from the virus,” according to the Associated Press/ABC News, which adds, “An investigation by the ministry found that the woman, who first developed symptoms of fever and nausea on November 1, had possible contact with poultry around her house” (11/18).

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