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Friday, August 27, 2010

Egypt announces 36th bird flu death

Via Almasryalyoum. A big thanks to Mike and Crof for the link :

" Egypt announced Thursday its 36th death linked to the H5N1 virus, commonly referred to as avian or bird flu.

The 33-year-old victim, a woman from Qalyubiya, was hospitalized in Cairo Wednesday after experiencing a high fever and difficulty breathing. The Ministry of Health suspects she contracted the virus through contact with infected poultry.

The World Health Organization says Egypt ranks third globally in H5N1 documented cases. The majority of the cases in Egypt have come as the result of close contact with infected domestic poultry. Approximately five million Egyptian families depend on poultry as an important source of food and income."

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