Tuesday, November 21, 2006
New bird flu infection in poultry reported in northern Egypt
Some household poultry in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria have tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, an Egyptian government statement said Monday.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health sent teams to cull the infected domestic fowl along with veterinary services and Alexandria police, Egypt’s official news agency MENA quoted the Health ministry statement as saying.
The medical tests of people who have been in direct contact with the infected poultry are ongoing in the Egyptian Ministry of Health, the statement added.
It also said that there were two suspected human bird flu cases from Cairo and Giza, west of Cairo, admitted to hospitals but tested negative.