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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Egypt : Qena woman dies of bird flu, says health ministry

Via The Daily News Egypt, excerpt :

" CAIRO: A 25-year-old woman from Qena became the 39th bird flu fatality in Egypt, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday. The woman died on Dec. 29.

A 27-year-old man in the Ismailia governorate has tested positive for bird flu. He is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Ismailia and is in stable condition, according to Ministry of Health Spokesperson Abdel Rahman Shahin.

So far there have been 188 cases of bird flu since the disease first appeared in Egypt in 2006. Of the 188 bird flu cases, 39 have ended in death.

On the other hand, 1,272 cases of swine flu — causing 56 deaths — have been reported in Egypt ever since the disease began re-emerging in October 2010, according to the Ministry of Health’s latest press statement. The rate is expected to go down in the coming months."

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