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2008-09-09 06:00:39

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Jakarta, Sept. 9 Kyodo - A man in Indonesia has died of bird flu, bringing the country's death toll from the disease to 112, the Health Ministry said Tuesday. According to the ministry, the 38-year-old cargo truck driver from Tangerang in Banten Province, near Jakarta, developed bird flu symptoms such as fever, coughing and respiratory problems on July 4 but was not hospitalized until four days later. He died July 10. The...

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2008-04-22 09:45:00

A lack of cooperation by Indonesian health officials to share samples of H5N1 avian influenza virus with other researchers across the globe is causing confusion among some U.S. officials about the future of a U.S. naval medical lab."There is very little question that our lack of progress of getting that laboratory MOU (memorandum of understanding) renewed is connected to this," U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said on Monday.U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2, or...

2006-06-21 04:37:30

SINJAI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 114 people and the toll could rise further, officials said on Wednesday. A search-and-rescue operation was underway after two days of heavy rain in several parts of South Sulawesi province. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after flooding early on Tuesday, rescuers and police said. "Excavations for those who were buried are still in progress," a Reuters witness in Sinjai said,...

2006-06-21 02:51:55

SINJAI REGENCY, Indonesia (Reuters) - Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 87 people and the toll could rise further, officials said on Wednesday. A search-and-rescue operation was under way after two days of heavy rain in several parts of South Sulawesi province. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after flooding early on Tuesday, rescuers and police said. "Excavations for those who were buried are still in progress," a Reuters witness in Sinjai...

2006-06-20 22:55:39

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 65 people and the toll could rise, a police official said on Wednesday. A search-and-rescue operation was under way after two days of heavy rain in several areas in South Sulawesi province. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after major flooding early on Tuesday, rescuers and police said. "The number of death is 65 and 21 are still missing," said Tanassang, a police officer from South...

2006-05-31 21:29:46

By Achmad Sukarsono YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hospitals and clinics in the earthquake-hit region on Java are overwhelmed with patients and homeless five days after the tremor now known to have killed more than 6,200 people, officials said on Thursday. The 6.3 magnitude quake, centred near Indonesia's ancient royal capital of Yogyakarta, destroyed or damaged more than 105,000 homes and wrecked 269 schools, the United Nations said. A social ministry official said on Thursday...

2006-02-21 23:06:02

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Indonesian woman who lives in the capital has died of bird flu, a Health Ministry official said on Wednesday, citing local hospital tests. If confirmed by outside laboratories recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the woman will be the 20th Indonesian to die from avian flu. "The (local) tests of the woman from East Jakarta who died this week show it's positive," said Hariadi Wibisono, head of control of animal-borne diseases at the...

2005-12-16 00:31:51

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 39-year-old Indonesian man has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu according to local tests, Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said on Friday. Supari told reporters the ministry was awaiting confirmation of the results from a Hong Kong laboratory affiliated with the World Health Organization. Indonesia has had nine deaths from bird flu confirmed by the Hong Kong laboratory and five cases where patients have survived. "Local tests show he's positive for...

2005-11-25 05:27:50

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Swiss drug giant Roche AG has given Indonesia permission to make the anti-viral drug Tamiflu that can be used to treat bird flu infections in people, Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said on Friday. "Two hours ago, we received a reply from Roche that Indonesia is allowed to produce Tamiflu. We are in the process of obtaining the raw materials from Korea," Supari told reporters without giving further details. Indonesia has said its stocks of anti-viral drugs to...

2005-11-25 04:42:55

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Swiss drug giant Roche AG has given Indonesia permission to make the anti-viral drug Tamiflu that can be used to treat bird flu infections in people, Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said on Friday. "Two hours ago, we received a reply from Roche that Indonesia is allowed to produce Tamiflu. We are in the process of obtaining the raw materials from Korea," Supari told reporters without giving further details. Indonesia has said its stocks of anti-viral drugs to...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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