Thursday, May 04, 2006

Bird flu kills 5th Egyptian

CAIRO, May 4 (Reuters) - A fifth person died from bird flu in Egypt on Thursday and experts in Asia expressed concern that poorer countries were unable to put up a coordinated fight against the rapid spread of the H5N1 virus.

The woman died in a Cairo hospital soon after the World Health Organization confirmed she was the 13th person to be diagnosed with bird flu in Egypt. That would bring the global human toll from the disease to 206 cases, with 114 deaths.


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