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In France, the "bird flu" has not been confirmed

January 23 2006

Doctors have not confirmed the presence of H5N1 virus in the blood of French women, hospitalized on 21 January. In a statement the Ministry of Health of France reported that neither of the two tests carried out showed no evidence of the causative agent in the body the patient.

Recall that the 32-year-old resident of France, recently returned from Turkey, where an outbreak of bird flu. Cause of hospitalization were characteristic of the disease symptoms: shortness of breath, headache, general weakness.

Note that this case check was in France, first made public. Overall, the country's several dozen people in the country passed the tests for bird flu, recognized representatives of the French Ministry of Health. The presence of a dangerous virus checking people who had typical symptoms and was recently in disadvantaged regions for the disease: in Turkey and South-East Asia, reports AP.

We also note that today in France is not fixed a single confirmed case of human virus H5N1.

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