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Five isolated in Danish hospital for Sars-like symptoms

Published on Sep 26, 2012 7:20 PM
 

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Five people have been isolated in a hospital in Denmark with symptoms of a new viral respiratory illness from the same family as the deadly Sars virus, the hospital said on Wednesday.

"We have sent samples from the five for testing and hope to get the results this afternoon," chief physician Svend Stenvang Petersen of Odense University Hospital told AFP.

"The five have a fever, coughing and influenza-like symptoms," he added.

Dr Petersen said those admitted were a family of four where the father had been to Saudi Arabia, and an unrelated person who had been to Qatar. Two of those with symptoms were under the age of five.

 
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