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(From The Jakarta Post)
from THE JAKARTA POST -- MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2006 -- PAGE 4 The country may soon exceed the death toll from avian influenza in Vietnam, which has the highest official tally
But some people still think bird flu is a harmless old wives' tale
Animal traders in the crowded Pramuka market in East Jakarta, for instance, have heard about the disease, but tend to play down concerns
"Many people here clean up bird droppings every day but remain healthy. So how can we believe bird flu exists," one of the traders, 30- year-old Santoso, was quoted as saying by Antara
If bird flu really was endemic here, then all the birds …