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Lao girl dies of bird flu

13th March 2007

A teenager from Laos has died of bird flu, the first case reported by the southeast Asian country, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement.

The 15 year-old tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza, which has ripped through poultry flocks across the region since 2003.

The Vientiane girl's infection was confirmed in February, and she was sent to a hospital in neighbouring Thailand for treatment, before her death was announced by the Lao Ministry of Health, WHO said.

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