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February 27, 2006

Five Malaysians hospitalized with suspected B2H

Via Channelnewsasia: Five people quarantined in Malaysia for suspected bird flu.

Five people have been quarantined in Malaysia with suspected bird flu virus as chicken sales plunged 30 percent following a new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 virus, officials said Saturday.

Ramlee Rahmat, director of the health ministry's disease control division, said five people were admitted to hospital for observation late Friday.

"Five people with symptoms - high temperature and respiratory infection - were taken in for observation late Friday. The results will be known Sunday," he told AFP.

Ramlee said the five - three children and two adults - were aged between four and 44.

"They live some 300 metres (yards) from one of the outbreak areas," he said.

Posted by dymaxion at February 27, 2006 01:24 PM

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