A 25-year-old Indonesian woman who died has tested positive for bird flu, a senior researcher at the health ministry said on Wednesday.
Endang Mamahit said the woman had been treated at the Sulianto Saroso hospital, Jakarta's hospital for treating bird flu patients. She died on Tuesday.
A 51-year-old man from Vietnam`s northern Thanh Hoa province has been hospitalized after exhibiting bird flu symptoms, local newspaper Vietnam Agriculture reported on Wednesday.
The man named Le Truong Hong is under treatment at the Thanh Hoa General Hospital, the hospital`s director Hoang Sy Binh said, adding that he still had high fever and breathing difficulties on Tuesday afternoon.
The patient`s specimens are being tested for bird flu viruses, Binh said, adding the man bought two ducks, slaughtered and ate them before he fell ill several days ago.