Saturday, January 14, 2006

Belgium: Man Tests Negative for Bird Flu

A man in Belgium has tested negative for bird flu after falling ill upon his return from the Turkish province worst hit by the disease, Belgian Health Minister Rudy Demotte said on Saturday.

"The initial results of the tests would indicate that we not dealing with bird flu," Demotte told a news conference.

The man had undergone tests for the H5N1 avian flu after he checked himself into a hospital on Friday (Previous Report). He had returned the previous day from Turkey where he had traveled in the eastern province of Van.

Source: Reuters
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