인도네시아에서 조류독감 감염환자가 또 사망했습니다.

인도네시아 보건부는 조류독감의 인체감염 계통 바이러스인 H5N1에 감염된 12세 소년이 13일, 탄제랑 병원에서 숨졌다고 밝혔습니다. 이 소년의 조류독감 사망이 세계보건기구에 의해 확인되면 인도네시아의 조류독감 사망자수가 88 명으로 늘어납니다.

조류독감이 2003년에 발생하기 시작한 이래 주로 아시아 국가들에서 200 여명이 조류독감 감염으로 사망했습니다.

 
Indonesia's Health Ministry says a 12-year-old boy has died of bird-flu.

Officials say the boy, who had tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the virus, died today (Saturday) in a hospital in Tangerang.

If confirmed by the World Health Organization, it would bring to 88 the number of people who have died from the virus in Indonesia.

More than 200 people worldwide have died from bird flu since the outbreak began in 2003, mostly in Asian nations.

Indonesia has been sharply criticized for being slow to act in its fight to control bird flu, which has spread easily in a nation where many people keep chickens and other birds in their backyards and homes.

Bird flu is usually transmitted directly from infected birds. However, experts fear the virus could mutate into a form easily transmissible by human-to-human contact.