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August 15, 2005

Russian journalist not a flu victim

According to MosNews.com, a Russian news site, the journalist in Siberia did not contract avian flu.

Siberian journalist Maria Pashkova who was hospitalized with bird flu symptoms was in reality suffering from a common respiratory infection, deputy head of Novosibirsk Health Department Sergey Pavlenko told RIA Novosti on Monday.

On Monday a medical consultation diagnosed Maria with acute respiratory viral infection, a malady as common as ordinary flu, Pavlenko said.

Posted by dymaxion at August 15, 2005 08:59 PM

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