Egypt reports fifth human case of bird flu virus

March 27, 2006 17:51


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An 18-year-old woman has been infected by bird flu, the fifth human case of the virus in Egypt, the health minister reported. The woman, Shaimaa Khairy el-Desouqi, was admitted to a hospital in the Nile Delta city of Kafr el-Sheik on Sunday and initial tests confirmed she had the deadly H5N1 virus, Health Minister Hatem el-Gabaly said. She is being treated with Tamiflu, and her immediate family is also being tested, el-Gabaly told Egypt's official news agency MENA late Sunday.

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