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Saturday, June 20, 1998 Published at 08:56 GMT 09:56 UK

World: Asia-Pacific

Four more children have died from a virus in Taiwan

Reports from Taiwan say there have been four more deaths from a flu-like virus which strikes at babies and very young children.

There have now been around fifty fatalities in the epidemic so far.

As a precaution, the health ministry has urged officials around the country to call off any planned gatherings of large numbers of children, such as at summer camps.

The authorities have been criticised for failing to warn the public about the dangers of the disease.

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