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Nigeria's first bird flu death

1st February 2007

A 22-year-old woman from the Nigerian city of Lagos has died of the H5N1 virus, health authorities have confirmed after testing.

Her mother and two other people had also died, though their test results had been inconclusive, they said.

The samples had been sent to overseas laboratories and to the World Health Organization (WHO) for further testing.

The case is the first confirmed bird flu death in sub-Saharan Africa.


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