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Avian Influenza: 4 dead in Libya


Beidha (Libya)-  Libyan Health Minister, Ridha al-Oukli on Sunday, said four persons died of complications arising from Avian Influenza in Libya.He, nonetheless, stressed that the country had not recorded any case of Ebola Virus Disease.

Al-Oukli said that one person died from the complication in the eastern city of Tobrouk, while three others died in Tripoli.

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According to him, one suspected case of Avian Influenza is being treated in a medical centre in Tobrouk.

The minister said the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been informed about the deaths.

He said that WHO had also informed him of a plan to send specialists to Libya within 48 hours to assist the country in bringing the situation under control.(PANA/NAN)

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