Sunday, January 15, 2006

Bird flu suspected in Turkey death

A 12-year-old Turkish girl has died from suspected bird flu in the eastern city of Van, officials said on Sunday.Tests were being carried out to see if she was the latest victim of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza, doctors said.

Fatma Ozcan died Sunday afternoon of bird flu-like symptoms, said Dr. Huseyin Avni Sahin, chief physician at the Van University Hospital. “Her brother has a fever and the infection in his lung is light, it’s not advancing,” another doctor, Ahmet Faik Oner, told The Associated Press

It was not clear whether the brother and the sister had been in contact with fowl, AP reported.

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Posted by john T. on 01/15 at 08:11 AM
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