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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Indonesia : Makassar, South Sulawesi - Wahidin Sudirohusodo hospital treats bird flu suspects

An important post from Ida at Bird Flu Information Corner :

" Makassar : Four people are being treated in Inspection Center of Wahidin Sudirohusodo, Makassar, Wednesday 29/09. Those patients are residents of Kabupaten (municipal) Pinrang and Soppeng.

Three patients came from Jampue, Kecamatan Lanrisang, Kabupaten Pinrang, identified as Novi (17), Nawir (42) and Adrian (4-year-old). They were admitted to Lanrisang Pinrang hospital at 5,00 am before transferred to Makassar.

A 3-year-old girl, Safira, from Kabupaten Soppeng had been admitted to Wahidin Sudirohusodo hospital on the previous day.

The four patients are currently having high fever.

Director of Wahidin Sudirohusodo hospital, Andi Kalsum Patonangi said those patients were suspected to contract bird flu infection. However, hospital is still waiting laboratory confirmation of bird flu infection."

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