3 girls dead. bird flu or bird flu panic?
Two girls have died in Georgia during in the two days and parents of their fellow schoolers suppose the victims had bird flu.

7-year-old girl died after physicians were unable to save her, Interfax news agency reported. The official verdict was acute pneumonia. Two days before, a 12-year-old girl who studied at the same school in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, died of the same disease.

Georgian Health Ministry officials refute the reports that the girls could had contracted bird flu saying that no virus of this infection had been found in the victimsÂ’ blood.

Earlier, a girl died in Azerbaijan after being hospitalized for bird flu-like symptoms. However, the health ministry declined to reveal official cause of death.
Posted by: Anonymoose 2006-03-12