Jakarta. The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor a woman from Tangerang for at least another day after her husband and two-year-old child died of bird flu last week.
The head of the ministry's research agency, Tjandra Yoga Aditama, said the woman was free of the H5N1 virus. virus and that health officials had run two separate tests.
"We will check the sample from her throat on the third day to ensure that she is healthy," Tjandra said. "Overall she is in good condition; she no longer has fever."
A 40-year old man from Tangerang died on Tuesday, and his two-year-old child died on Thursday. The mGovt to Continue Testsinistry suspected the patients contracted the virus from an infected owl while visiting a a relative's house in Bogor, West Java.