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Friday, April 30, 2010

Indonesia : Pekanbaru, Riau - Four-year-old bird flu suspect girl dies

Courtesy of Ida at Bird Flu Information Corner:

" A four-year-old girl bird flu suspect patient, Joice Evelyn, died on Wednesday afternoon after had been treated for two days in Arifin Achmad hospital, Pekanbaru, Riau.

Joice, a resident of Sidomulyo, Pekanbaru, had been treated in isolation unit of Arifin Achmad hospital since Monday (26/4) after previously treated in Santa Maria hospital.

Joice had high fever up to 39℃ and breathing rate 90 per minute before the decease.

“Joice never had any contact with birds. We don’t rear any birds at home,” said Harapan Bagariang, Joice’s father.

Previously, Joice developed fever for a week and hospitalized in Arifin Achmad hospital. Because of insufficient medical service, family brought the girl to Santa Maria hospital.

“After a day, Santa Maria hospital’s doctor said that Joice had virus. She was then referred back to Arifin Achmad hospital as it is the only bird flu referral hospital (in Riau)."

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