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WHO confirms 5 human bird flu cases in Indonesia

The World Health Organisation has confirmed bird flu in five family members in North Sumatra.

india Updated: May 17, 2006 12:57 IST

The World Health Organisation has confirmed bird flu in five family members in North Sumatra, a senior health ministry official said on Wednesday.

Four of the five have died and samples from a further three people believed to be part of a family cluster of infections are still being tested. A health ministry official said earlier on Wednesday there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission in the Sumatra case.

The latest deaths bring the number of Indonesians who have died from bird flu to 29.