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Egypt Confirms New Human Case of Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
26 August 2010, at 9:21a.m.

EGYPT - Egypt confirmed on Wednesday one new H5N1 case, bringing the total number of infections by the avian flu among humans to 112 in the most-populated Arab nation.

A 33-year-old woman from the governorate of Qalyubia, north of Cairo, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday after showing symptoms of the avian flu, a statement by Egypt's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The woman's condition is serious, the statement added without elaboration.

Egypt is the most affected country by the virus outside Asia, which reported its first H5N1 virus in dead poultry in February 2006 and the first human case in March of the same year.

Egypt's Agriculture Minister Amin Abbaza said in July that his country has prepared a national strategy to eradicate bird flu in five years.

Further Reading

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