Friday, January 19, 2007

Egyptian authorities report five more suspected human bird flu cases

Another five persons were suspected of having been infected with bird flu virus in Egypt, an Egyptian Health Ministry official said on Friday.

Three women had already been sent to a hospital in downtown Cairo after being suspected of having been infected with the deadly disease, the official was quoted by Egyptian TV as saying.

Another lady and a child, showing the same symptoms, have also been sent to a hospital in Fayyum governorate, 85 km south to Cairo, the official added.

On Wednesday, Egypt announced the 19th human bird flu case after a 27-year-old woman from central Egypt was tested positive to the deadly H5N1 virus, the official news agency MENA reported.

Source: MENA(Mideast News Agency)

Posted by john T. on 01/19 at 08:53 PM
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