Turkey declares level 3 health emergency on “unidentified flu-like virus”

With four reported fatalities in Turkey from flu-like symptoms “a major incident”

Thousands of refugees and a handful of Turkish citizens are reporting flu-like symptoms. But, flu is common this time of year, according to a press rep for the Riefik Saydam Health Center. Officials could not confirm which strain of flu they might be dealing with, though tests are underway to try to understand the incident.


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