Texas couple who mysteriously died in Fiji were NOT killed by influenza, local authorities confirm

Mail Online | 6/6/2019 | Associated Press;Chauncey Alcorn For Dailymail.com
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Health officials in Fiji said they don't yet have an answer on why a Texas couple died while vacationing on the island, but that influenza has been ruled out as a potential cause.

Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing into the deaths of David Paul, 37, and Michelle Paul, 35, but that officials don't believe the public is at risk.

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'It would be premature to speculate further on the cause of death until the investigation is complete,' the Ministry's statement reads.

'Monitoring of the small number of staff and health workers who came into close contact with the deceased couple was conducted, and as a precaution remains ongoing. All are currently well.'

Michelle - David - Paul - Days - Ill

Michelle and David Paul died within two days of each other after falling ill from an unknown ailment. Michelle Paul's father, Marc Calanog, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week that he got a text message from Michelle on May 24 that said: 'We are both going to doctor now...

'We have been throwing up for eight hours. David also has diarrhea. My hands are numb.'

Calanog - Call - May - Michelle - David

Calanog said he got a call on May 25 that Michelle was dead, and that David Paul was dead two days later.

David Paul had told his family members he and his wife had received medical treatment before being released by doctors at a local hospital.

Michelle - Paul - Sister-in-law - Tracey - Calanog

Michelle Paul's sister-in-law, Tracey Calanog, said her family had received a call informing them of...
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