Flu ruled out as cause of death for Texas couple in Fiji

Henrietta Strickland
Июня 9, 2019

According to Michelle's father, Marc Calanog, the couple were raising their 2-year-old son in Fort Worth, Texas, reported People magazine.

The family of David and Michelle Paul said the Fort Worth couple began feeling unwell the day before they were supposed to leave Fiji and return home from their dream vacation.

The family says Michelle Paul died first and hospital workers told the family that they were planning to transport David Paul to Australia for further treatment, but he passed away before that was possible.

Calanog acknowledged he bought a text message from Michelle on Might doubtless well furthermore 24 that acknowledged: "We're both going to doctor now". Still, the swiftness with which the sickness claimed the lives of two seemingly healthy adults is a cause for concern.

'We have been throwing up for eight hours.

"She told me that they're sick, and they are vomiting and they have diarrhoea. she told me that her hands are numb", Mr Canalog said. "We will text when we can".

Michelle Paul returned to the hospital where she died on May 27. "They gave us fluids and an anti-nausea drip", Calanog said his daughter said on another message. "Going to rest in our room".

He acknowledged he bought a call on Might doubtless well furthermore 25 that Michelle used to be uninteresting, and that David Paul used to be uninteresting two days later.

The Health Ministry in Fiji said an investigation into the cause of death is ongoing.

"And at this stage we do not believe there is any risk to the public".

"It'd be premature to speculate additional on the reason on the support of loss of life unless the investigation is total", the assertion acknowledged.

Five people who came in close contact with the pair at the clinic where they sought treatment are under quarantine as a precaution - and they are all "currently well", the Health Ministry added. "They were planning an unbelievable vacation", she added "They always wanted to explore".

"Once I have it all more clear, I guess I'm going to start talking to a priest and ask him for help to see how I can tell this to Ayden". "We can not be depressed and [not] have a clear mind because we have to handle this responsibility".

Fiji's Health Ministry also said it is coordinating with the US Embassy in Fiji and working with the south Pacific island nation's Police Force's forensics department in addition to receiving technical support from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine the cause of death.

Other details about the case are not clear.

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