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Tunisian Doctors: Arafat Suffering From Flu


A second group of Arab doctors has visited Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and diagnosed him with a case of the flu.

The team of Tunisian doctors conducted the second recent medical checkup for the 75-year-old leader and said he was recovering from a bout of influenza.

Earlier this month, a group of Egyptian doctors visited the Palestinian leader's Ramallah compound and made the same diagnosis.

Israeli media reports have speculated that Mr. Arafat is seriously ill. But Palestinian officials have said he is tired and has been fasting for Ramadan.

Mr. Arafat has long been rumored to suffer from Parkinson's disease.

Some of this information provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.