JONED GINTING watched his family die one by one. Now he lies desperately ill in hospital with bird flu.
Seven members of his family, including his ten-year-old son, have died within three weeks in what health experts fear is the first case of human-to-human transmission of the disease.
For Mr Ginting, it is a personal tragedy. For the world, it raises the alarming prospect that the H5N1 virus may be passed from one human being to another. Source : Times