Friday, January 13, 2006

Turkey: Bird Flu Patient Discharged from Hospital

Following treatment at Van Yuzuncuyil University’s School of Medicine Research Hospital, nine-year-old girl Sumeyye Mamuk (the girl who got infected after kissing a chicken) has been discharged from the hospital upon her recovery. Juvenile Illnesses Department Faculty Member Professor Ahmet Faik Oner confirmed that Sumeyye's treatment was completed successfully.

Meanwhile, it was reported that, six patients suspected of having bird flu and under treatment at Ondokuzmayis University School of Medicine Hospital in Turkey took off from the hospital without informing officials. Five were at the stage of discharge and the sixth patient, E.D., was still under treatment.

Source: Zaman
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