The Jakarta Post reports new suspected bird flu cases emerge in regions.
Four people in Bandung, Semarang and Bandar Lampung have been hospitalized with suspected avian influenza after showing symptoms of the disease.
Chicken vendor Suprat, 58, was admitted to Dr. Kariadi Hospital in Semarang, Central Java, on Tuesday with a high fever, cough and respiratory problems.
The resident of Kendal regency had been treated at Roemani Hospital for a week, before being transferred to the government-designated hospital for bird flu patients.
Roemani Hospital head Sofa Chasani said tests have yet to confirm Suprat has bird flu.
A chicken seller, Suprat supplied 800 kilograms of chicken daily to markets in Semarang and Kendal.
Details of the other cases are in the story. And to think I thought this had been shaping up as a slow news day on the flu front.