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Reports Of Denmark’s First Case Of Human Bird Flu False

by Medindia Content Team on April 16, 2006 at 12:29 PM
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Reports Of Denmark’s First Case Of Human Bird Flu False

The spokesman for the Imperial Hospital in Copenhagen said on Saturday, that Denmark's first suspected case of bird flu in a human has been proved false.

The result of an examination by specialists of a man who had been brought to the hospital during the night showed that he was not infected, the spokesman said. A 25 yr old man, was thought to be infected was transferred from a hospital in Nykobing on the island of Falster to the hospital in Copenhagen on Saturday.

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The reason for suspecting the infection on the man was due to his line of job which has him in contact with bird excrement. Most of Denmark's cases of H5N1-strain bird-flu infections in birds have occurred on the islands of Falster and Lolland, which border Germany. According to figures from the WHO the fatal H5N1 strain, has killed more than 100 people across the world.

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