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Authorities to send more specimens abroad to test for bird flu virus
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Kathmandu, May 12 -- The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division says it is preparing to send specimens collected from the people who came in close contact with the person who died after contracting the H5N1 (bird flu) virus on March 29.
The division, under the Department of Health Services, had formed a team of medical doctors and lab technicians to carry out an epidemiological investigation after the death of a 21-year-old from Kavrepalanchok district from the bird flu virus.
"We have collected specimens from doctors, nurses, close family members, relatives, and hospitals--and also from homes," Dr Bibek Kumar Lal, director at the division, told the Post.
The name of the deceased has not been disclosed yet, but he was said to be res...
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