Bandung. A 42-year-old man died after possible exposure to the H5N1 bird flu virus at Hasan Sadikin Hospital on Saturday, the second patient at the West Java hospital to succumb to the virus in less than a month, hospital spokesman Primal Sudjana said here on Sunday.
The patient, identified only as Mr. A, was admitted to the hospital on Thursday with symptoms consistent with H5N1 exposure. He was placed in isolation and died two days later.
“The suspected bird flu patient died at 10 on Monday night for complication of respiratory problem, kidney and lever failures,” Primal said.
On February 7, another patient — known by the initials S.A. — died of similar causes at the hospital.