Thursday, January 12, 2006

Bird Flu Virus Found in 3rd Dead Turkish Child

Tests have shown that the H5N1 virus was in the lungs of a Turkish child who died last week and who had originally tested negative for bird flu, the state Anatolian news agency said on Thursday.

The elder brother and sister of Hulya Kocyigit, 11, were the first confirmed cases of bird flu among human beings outside China and Southeast Asia. Mehmet Ali Kocyigit died on January 1 and Fatma on January 5. Hulya died on January 6.

Source: Reuters
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