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  • Health officials seek answers in deaths of five local children

    02/20/2003 8:55:18 PM PST · by pgkdan · 38 replies · 769+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 02/21/03 | Steve Stone
    Health officials seek answers in deaths of five local children By STEVE STONE, The Virginian-Pilot © February 21, 2003 Last updated 8:58 PM Feb. 20 The Virginia Department of Health is working with local health officials to see if there is any common cause in the deaths of five children that have occurred in as many days. Four of the children died in Hampton Roads, one in Richmond. All of the children were 7 or younger and all suffered from upper respiratory infections. ``We are concerned about the recent deaths of these children, and we are rapidly investigating to determine...
  • 5 Who Died Had Flu-Like Symptoms

    02/21/2003 11:33:34 PM PST · by Pro-Bush · 66 replies · 1,472+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 22, 2003 | By Michael D. Shear and Maria Glod
    RICHMOND, Feb. 21 -- Five children who died in southeast Virginia in the past week had no contact with each other and did not attend the same schools or take similar medicines, according to state health officials, who also dismissed bioterrorism as a cause of the mysterious deaths. The five boys and girls -- from Richmond, Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth -- had one thing in common before their unexpected deaths: an apparent viral infection that caused flu-like symptoms, including sore throat, wheezing, coughing, ear infections, and low-grade fevers