2 Teenage Siblings Die of Bird Flu

From Times Wire Reports

A brother and sister have died of bird flu in eastern Turkey, becoming the first fatalities outside China and Southeast Asia, officials said.

Fatma Kocyigit, 15, and Mehmet Ali Kocyigit, 14, died one day apart.

The H5N1 virus has killed more than 70 people in Asia since 2003.

Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag said samples had been sent to the WHO and Britain for more tests.

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