Friday, March 17, 2006

Serb kids from bird flu area hospitalized for checks ( New human cases )

Three Serb children from a bird flu-affected area were taken to hospital after developing fever and flu-like symptoms, Serbia’s chief epidemiologist said on Friday.

A teenager put into isolation on Thursday after developing fever was also moved to hospital. All four come from a southwestern area close to the Bosnian border, where there was a suspected case of the deadly H5N1 strain in a cockerel.

“Three children were admitted to hospital today displaying symptoms of respiratory infection,” Predrag Kon told Reuters.

“Two of them have signs of a viral infection. All three are coming from the outbreak zone and came into contact with infected poultry.”

[Bird flu story source]

Posted by john T. on 03/17 at 02:03 PM
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