A health worker on the Indonesian resort island of Bali collects a sample from Wayan Suamba, the husband of Ayu Srinadi who died Tuesday at 28 from avian flu. It was the second case on the island in less than a month. Although Indonesian and World Health Orgainzation officials were quick to note that there was nothing clinically unusual about the Bali deaths—both victims apparently contracted the virus from infected poultry— the presence of human bird flu cases on a small island that is host to more than 1 million foreign tourists a year adds to fears that the virus could trigger a global flu pandemic.
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