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Healthy Texas couple dies of mysterious illness in Fiji (kids now without parents), ministry working with WHO and CDC to figure out what killed them

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Authorities in Fiji said Tuesday that a young Texas couple vacationing in the South Pacific country died from an unidentified illness. The couple arrived in Fiji on May 22 and were taken to a hospital after they became ill, according to Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services.




The ministry said in a statement their conditions worsened despite medical care and they died within a few days of each other. According to the Fiji Broadcast Corporation, the two Americans died in the city of Nadi.


The ministry said it was working with police forensics, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to try to determine what caused the deaths. The ministry said it had put in place public health measures, although didn't immediately identify what those were.



David Paul was an Air Force veteran and the couple was physically fit, relative Tracey Calanog told WFAA.



And the poor father:



Calanag said his daughter died on May 25, and that his son-in-law perished a soon after.


He said he was able to speak to his son-in-law by phone but never got a chance to speak with his daughter before she died. [:(


He said his David Paul was in a separate hospital from his wife. He said his son-in-law was released after being examined and went back to his hotel.





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