2 more human bird flu deaths in Indonesia

2 more human bird flu deaths in Indonesia
2 more human bird flu deaths in Indonesia

The World Health Organization confirmed two more human deaths from bird flu in Indonesia , one of them from a family on Sumatra island that has already lost four members to the disease, officials said Friday.

"The tests came back positive for the H5N1 virus last night," WHO spokeswoman Sari Setiogi said. The latest victims were two boys, one from the suburbs of Jakarta , Health Ministry spokesman Sumardi said Friday.

According to the most recent WHO figures, the H5N1 virus has killed 123 people worldwide.

A quarter of those deaths occurred in Indonesia, which saw its official toll jump to 32 this weekw when WHO-laboratories in Hong Kong confirmed the five Sumatra deaths and two on Java island, reports the AP.

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