New cases of bird flu detected in fowl in Egypt

New cases of domestic fowl with bird flu were found in southern Egypt and Cairo last week, the Health Ministry said Monday, the first new cases to be reported in months. Health Ministry official Amr Qandil said four people suspected with symptoms of bird flu in the southern province of Sohag were tested negative and discharged from hospital. The new cases of birds with the lethal H5N1 strain of the virus were found in a village in Sohag, 345 kilometers south of Cairo, on Tuesday and in Cairo on Thursday. All the birds in the areas nearby were culled