Indonesia confirms 91st bird flu death
"The number of cases (of bird flu in Indonesia) is 113, of which 91 have been fatal," he said.
Nurdin added that it was unclear whether the man had come into contact with poultry, the usual method of transmission of the disease to humans. Many Indonesians keep chickens or ducks in their backyards.
Azizman Daad from the state general hospital in the province told AFP that animal health teams from the Agriculture Ministry visited the area this week but didn't find any sick or dead chickens.
However, he said that an eight month baby living less than one kilometre away was suspected of bird flu and was now under treatment in the hospital, after the inspectors found bird nests.
"The blood samples of the birds have been sent to the laboratory and we are waiting for the result," he added.