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Bird flu death toll rises to 92 in Indonesia

Bird flu death toll rose to 92 in Indonesia as a woman died of this virus, Health Ministry reported.

The 28-year-old mother died Monday at a bird flu clinic in the capital, said spokesman Joko Suyono. Two laboratory tests confirmed she had the deadly H5N1 strain of the disease, he said.

Indonesia has recorded regular deaths from bird flu since the virus began ravaging poultry stocks across Asia in 2003 and its 92 deaths now account for almost half of the recorded fatalities worldwide, according to figures from the World Health Organization.