An Indonesian man from an area west of the capital has tested positive for bird flu and is being treated at a hospital in Jakarta, a health ministry official said on Dec. 12. Joko Suyono, an official at the health ministry’s bird flu center, said the 47-year-old man from Tangerang kept ducks at his home and had recently traveled to the cities of Medan in Sumatra and Pandeglang in West Java. Contact with sick fowl is the most common way of contracting bird flu, which is endemic in bird populations in most part of Indonesia. (Reuters)

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