A 17-year-old girl has died of bird flu in Indonesia, which takes the country's death toll from the virus up to 83.

Her death comes days after a 29-year-old woman living on Bali died of the disease.

The girl, who was from Jakarta, died two days ago after falling ill with a high fever last week.

The most common way for humans to become infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus is through contact with sick fowl. Officials are still investigating how she contracted the disease.

Bird flu is endemic in bird populations in most parts of Indonesia, where millions of backyard chickens are kept in close proximity to people.

Indonesia has had the highest number of deaths from bird flu for any country in the world.