A 32 year-old man died from the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in Jakarta on Wednesday, bringing Indonesia's death toll from the virus to 101, the Jakarta Post newspaper said.

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, the death is the third in the past three days as a 23 year-old woman and a nine-year-old boy died in hospital on Sunday.

An investigation into the source of the infection is currently underway, but it was reported that the boy lived near a poultry market.

A 31 year-old woman, infected by the deadly H5N1 strain, is currently in hospital in a critical condition. Enquiries revealed she visited a poultry market prior to falling ill with the disease.

Indonesia has the highest global death toll from bird flu since the disease broke out in the archipelago in 2003. According to WHO figures, 223 people have died from the virus worldwide.