Egypt Reports Fifth
Human Bird Flu Death

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 died.



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