Saturday, January 28, 2006

Iraqi man dies with avian influenza symptons

The uncle of a 14 year old Iraqi girl who who died of bird flu like symptoms, died on Friday, January 27, 2005 of avian influenza like symptoms. Samples have been flown to Jordan for further testing.

The man’s niece was also tested for the H5N1 virus but tests were said to be negative by The World Health Organization.

Imad Ahmad, a senior official with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, stated that the man died after suffering for a few days from a pulmonary infection. Health officials in Iraq’s three Kurdish provinces, which border Turkey, say a number of measures are being taken to stop the spread of the virus.

Including but not limited to, decontaminating trucks crossing the border, banning the import of Turkish poultry and prohibiting the sale of live chickens inside Kurdistan.

Posted by john T. on 01/28 at 06:44 AM
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