Flu ruled out in death of employee of Sibiu Airport

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The death of Sibiu Airport's employee suspected of having flu was caused by pulmonary tromboemboly and acute interstitial pneumonia, along with other diseases, with flu being ruled out as cause of death in this case by forensic pathologists, the Health Ministry said in a release sent to AGERPRES.

"As regards the flu suspicions related to three people working at the Sibiu International Airport, who were admitted at the Sibiu County Emergency Hospital, following an investigation ordered by the Health Minister, DSP Sibiu released the findings of the epidemiological inquiry: the anatomopathological exam showed that the cause of death in the case of the person who died on January 6, 2014, in the Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit was pulmonary tromboemboly and acute interstitial pneumonia, along with other diseases. The diagnosis made by the forensic pathologists rules out a flu-related death," the health ministry reported.

According to the above-quoted source, the other two persons suspected of having flu have been admitted, isolated and they are given specific medical treatment. Samples have been collected from patients to be tested at the Cantacuzino Institute. Tests will be wrapped up on Wednesday.

The evolution of acute respiratory infections in Romania has fallen in line with predictions so far. In addition, only three flu cases have been identified since the beginning of the cold season, with no flu-related death being reported.AGERPRES

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