Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Woman confirmed to have bird flu H5N1 virus in Suleimani

"Suleimani (TheKurdistani.com) – The diagnosis of Sabiha Ali, a Kurdish woman in the city of Suleimani, confirmed that she is suffering from the lethal H5N1 bird flu virus.

According to TheKurdistani.com reporter in the city of Suleimani, the woman is being treated with the Tamiflu drug, a medicine used to fight the disease.

So far two people have died of H5N1 bird flu virus in the province of Suleimani in Southern Kurdistan (Iraqi Kurdistan). 12 other patients have been diagnosed with the H5N1 lethal bird flu virus.

Despite the fact that officials of the Health Ministry in Kurdistan have killed thousands of birds in the villages and smaller towns, many people refuse to surrender their poultries

So far two people have died from the H5N1 virus in Southern Kurdistan

The WHO said Iraq was the seventh country to report human H5N1 infection in the current outbreak. The first human case occurred in Vietnam in December 2003."
The Kurdistani


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