Health experts are tracing anyone who might have had contact with an Indonesian family struck down by bird flu and is putting them on anti-viral drugs as a precaution, a senior WHO official said.
Seven of the family members died this month but so far there is no evidence of anyone else being infected, the World Health Organisation has said.
"We are going wide, contacting the various contacts, putting on (anti-viral) Tamiflu whoever has had close contact, basically putting family members who have not been affected on Tamiflu as a precaution," Firdosi Mehta, acting representative of the WHO in Indonesia told Reuters.
"There is active surveillance in the village, fever surveillance to look for any more cases that are occurring outside this immediate family cluster," he said. Source : Reuters