Indonesia to produce bird flu vaccine in 2013

In an effort to cut costs, Indonesia's PT Bio Farma will start producing a vaccine for the bird flu virus by 2013. The country racks up the bills by purchasing from abroad 5 million to 7 million vaccines for infants and children each year, said Indonesia's Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta. Bird flu slammed Indonesia in the mid-2000s; 158 people have died from the virus since 2005. Story