Indonesian woman showing signs of bird flu

Indonesian woman showing signs of bird flu

Indonesian woman showing signs of bird flu

Updated 19 December 2011, 12:38 AEDT

Indonesian health officials say a 30 year old woman has been admitted to hospital after showing symptoms of bird flu.

The case comes only days after her husband was confirmed as the 91st bird flu fatality in Indonesia.

Officials say the woman from the island of Sumatra and named Nasniati, was admitted to hospital after showing signs of the H5N1 virus.

The country's bird flu information centre says it's not yet clear if the couple had been in direct contact with infected poultry, a common way for the humans to contract the virus.