UN: Indonesia records 117th human case of bird flu
Geneva (AP): Indonesia has recorded another human case of the H5N1
strain of the bird flu, raising its world-leading total to 117 cases,
according to the World Health Organization.
The agency said Friday night that the Indonesian Health Ministry had
reported that a 16-year-old girl from West Java Province has been
hospitalized since Jan. 4 with symptoms of the disease. It said the
strain had been confirmed as H5N1.
Of the total number of human cases in Indonesia, 94 have been fatal. WHO
says that globally 349 people have been infected with H5N1 since the
2003 outbreak of the disease. Of those, 216 have died.
After Indonesia the country with the next highest number of cases in
Vietnam with 101, followed by Egypt with 43, according to the U.N.
1. Which of the following statement is true according to the text?
a. Egypt ranked second as the highest number of bird flu cases
b. Indonesia’s 117th human case of bird flu was found in West Java
c. The article is taken from the UN report
d. Since 2003, it has been reported that all 117 Indonesians died of bird flu
e. According to WHO, there have been 349 people in Indonesia infected by H5N1
2. In the WHO release, the country ranked second in number of bird flu case found is ….
3. The word “fatal” in the third paragraph has the closest meaning to ….