Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Egypt finds 13th case of human bird flu

CAIRO, May 2 (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Egyptian woman is being treated in hospital for bird flu, the country’s 13th human infection with the feared virus, a spokesman from the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The latest victim caught the disease after coming into contact with poultry kept in houses in her family’s home town in Manoufiya province, outside of Cairo, spokesman Abdel Rahman Shaheen told the official MENA news agency.

The woman showed symptoms of the illness when she returned to her home in a Cairo suburb and was hospitalised on Monday, Shaheen added.

The woman, who was not named, was being treated in hospital with Tamiflu - the drug used to fight the virus in humans - and was in a stable condition, he said.


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