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Hundreds of chickens on Indonesia’s Bali island test positive for avian flu

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August 2nd, 2006

BALI, Indonesia (AP) – Hundreds of dead chickens found on Indonesia’s Bali island resort have tested positive for the H5N1 strain of avian flu, an animal health official said Tuesday.

Around 300 birds died of the virus over the past week, said I Gusti Ngurah Sandjaja in Bali’s westernmost Jembrana district. “We have carried out a rapid test and found that they were positively infected by the bird flu virus,” Sandjaja said. “Fortunately, there are no indications that the virus has spread to humans here.”

Indonesia, a vast archipelago comprising nearly 18,000 islands, has posted 42 human deaths since July 2005 and is tied with Vietnam as the world’s hardest-hit country.

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