The deadly Bird Flu, which struck Asia earlier this year, is back again. This time, a 67 year old Indonesian woman has become the first casualty of the virus that transmits from birds to the humans and is considered fatal in the absence of any potent antidote.
This is the 54th death in Indonesia due to the disease. The woman from West Java carried a highly pathogenic form of virus.
The large scale culling of poultry birds earlier this year is still fresh in the minds of people of this country. And before that, it was Tsunami that proved catastrophic for the Indonesian public. It seems there is no end to woes for this country with the present crisis – one hopes doesn’t cause a mass-scale damage.