Bird flu scare a false alarm

  • 2006-02-08
VILNIUS 's A 61-year-old Indian citizen who died in Klaipeda on Monday was not carrying the bird flu, Lithuanian forensics specialists said on Tuesday.

A postmortem was performed on Tuesday has yet to produce a final answer, but forensics experts said the sailor passed away due to a heart attack.

The bird flu scare originally arose after paramedics after the Emergency Medical Treatment Station, who transported the body to the morgue, said the deceased may have been infected with the bird flu that has caused panic in Europe and Turkey.