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WHO Leader Dies After Surgery for Blood Clot

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WHO Leader Dies After Surgery for Blood Clot

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WHO Leader Dies After Surgery for Blood Clot

WHO Leader Dies After Surgery for Blood Clot

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The doctor who led the World Health Organization's battles against SARS and bird flu has died following surgery for a blood clot on the brain. Dr. Lee Jong-Wook, the first South Korean to head a U.N. agency, was 61.

Lee fell ill Saturday while attending a function in Geneva, and underwent surgery later that day, the agency said. Anders Nordstrom of Sweden will take over as WHO's acting director-general.