Sunday, January 15, 2006

Bronchitis, not Bird Flu, in Germany

BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A man in Germany tested negative after being admitted to hospital with suspected symptoms of bird flu, a city official said on Sunday.

The spokesman for the Cologne city government said the man, born in 1932, had recently returned to Germany from Turkey and was admitted to hospital after suffering from a high fever but had been cleared after a full range of tests.

He said he was apparently suffering from severe bronchitis.

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