Indonesia: chickens test positive for bird flu

Indonesia: chickens test positive for bird flu
Indonesia: chickens test positive for bird flu

Around 300 birds died of the virus over the past week, said I Gusti Ngurah Sandjaja in Bali's westernmost Jembrana district.

Indonesia, a vast archipelago comprising nearly 18,000 islands, has posted 42 human deaths since July 2005 and is tied with Vietnam as the world's hardest-hit country.

The World Health Organization has said that limited human-to-human transmission may have occurred in a family on Sumatra island, the location of the world's largest cluster of human infections, the AP reports.

Health authorities were forced to cull large numbers of ducks and chickens on Bali earlier this year after birds became ill.