The Indonesian government confirmed March 12 a new human case of the often fatal H5N1 strain of bird flu, bringing the total number of such cases to 85, including 64 fatalities. Joko Suyono, an official at the Health Ministry’s bird flu center, told Kyodo News that blood samples from a 20-year-old woman from the East Java town of Mojokerto tested positive for the virus. (Kyodo News)

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