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Media statement :Mr Latham illness.

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Media statement from the office of Federal Labor Leader

Mark Latham Federal Labor Leader

Media Statement - 18 August 2004

Late yesterday afternoon in Sydney, Mr Latham fell ill with stomach cramps.

He was taken to Sydney Hospital’s Emergency Department where he was diagnosed with pancreatitis, which is better described as inflammation of the pancreas.

Mr Latham expects to be home by the weekend and to make a full recovery.

He wants to thank the Sydney Hospital staff for treating him so quickly and effectively.

In the meantime, Deputy Leader Jenny Macklin will be Acting Leader of the Opposition.