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Indonesian man dies of bird flu - health official

Written by: Staff

JAKARTA, Nov 10 (Reuters) An Indonesian man from Riau province on Sumatra island has died of bird flu, taking the country's death toll from the disease to 91, a health ministry official said today.

It was not clear if the 31-year-old man who died on Tuesday had been in contact with sick fowl, the most common way of contracting the disease, health ministry spokeswoman Lili Sulistyowati said by telephone text message.

Reuters JT GC1130

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