Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Egypt reports new human bird flu case (14th human case since outbreak in March)

CAIRO, May 17 (Xinhua)—Egyptian health authorities announceda new human bird flu case in a central Egyptian governorate, theofficial MENA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Health Ministry spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin was quoted assaying that a 75-year-old woman from the governorate of Minya,some 220 km south of Cairo, contracted the deadly H5N1 strain ofbird flu virus due to direct contact with backyard poultry.The woman was hospitalized on May 12 and has been treated withanti-viral Tamiflu drug, said the spokesman.

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