- CAIRO (AFX) - An Egyptian woman died Thursday of the H5N1 strain of
avian influenza, the fifth fatal case in the country, the official MENA
news agency reported, citing the health ministry.
- The ministry had reported on Wednesday
that the 27-year-old was infected by poultry that she reared domestically
in the Nile Delta governorate of Menufiya.
- Out of the 13 human cases of bird flu
that have been reported among Egyptians since mid-March, five were fatal
and eight people recovered after being treated with Tamiflu.
- A total of 206 people worldwide are confirmed
by the World Health Organization to have been infected, out of which 113