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No Cases of Mysterious Pneumonia Found in Russia - 19 March, 2003 - News - Comments

No cases of the new, highly dangerous 'Hong Kong' virus have been recorded in Russia, according to Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's chief medical officer. Onishchenko told journalists that the new illness should be called pneumonia with acute respiratory syndrome. He said that there had been attempts to classify the virus as a type of 'bird flu', but there was no evidence to support this identification.

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