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Hong Kong toddler dies from anthrax

A two-year-old boy has died in Hong Kong after contracting anthrax. Although there was no indication yet of the source of the infection, there was no evidence the boy was the victim of a biological attack, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday. “There is no evidence that this was a biological attack,” Department of Health consultant Dr Tse Lai-yin told reporters. The boy began displaying symptoms of anthrax — abdominal pains, vomitting and diarrhoea — on May 27 and died May 30 in hospital, she said, adding that it is thought he contracted the disease orally. “It was most definitely not inhaled,” she said. Full Story

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