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January 19, 2006

WHO rules out bird flu in Iraqi teen's death

An Iraqi teenager whose death from a fever raised fears bird flu had spread to the country, did not have the lethal virus, says a spokesman for the World Health Organisation (WHO). "It has been investigated and discounted - it is not an H5N1 (bird flu) case," spokesman Dick Thompson said. Iraqi health officials said the teenager, who died on Tuesday after a two-week illness, lived close... confirmed this month as having the H5N1 virus. This service may include material from Agence France

Posted by dymaxion at January 19, 2006 08:57 PM

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