KATIE'S RISKING HEALTH OF BABY, SAYS DOC

Published on: November 29, 2005
KATIE'S RISKING HEALTH OF BABY, SAYS DOC

By ALEXANDER HITCHEN

Tom Cruise and pregnant fiancée Katie Holmes seem to be ignoring the panic sweeping China over the deadly avian flu epidemic during their stay in Shanghai.

The 43-year-old actor is filming the third installment in the Mission: Impossible movie series and wants Katie, 26, by his side.

As the picture in this week's issue reveals, they did not appear concerned that the country has had to destroy 20 million birds this year to stem the plague that has so far killed 68 people in Asia.

But The National Enquirer's medical expert Dr. Erika Schwartz, who has not treated Katie but has followed her pregnancy, said: "It's not wise for Katie to take such risks. Tom has to be there for work, but she does not. She is risking the health of her unborn baby as well as her own."

An insider said: "Tom and Katie are staying in five-star conditions at The Four Seasons, but there are crowds breathing down their necks wherever they go."