Bernama : Tests On 5 People For Bird Flu Virus Negative

Tests On Five People For Bird Flu Virus Prove Negative, Says Dr Chua
February 22, 2006 22:02 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) – Tests conducted on five of the seven people admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital to ascertain if they have been infected by the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus proved negative, Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek said Wednesday night.

He said the test results made available tonight showed the five people did not have any symptoms of being infected with the killer disease.

“All of them did not have fever. They may be discharged tomorrow,” he said when speaking at his ministry’s media award night.

However, the test results on two others, a two-year-old child and a seven-month-old baby, are not known. Nevertheless, they are reported to be in good health.

Dr Chua also said another suspected case, an 18-month-old child, has been admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for observation.