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UPDATED: 11:02, November 12, 2006
Egypt reports fresh bird flu infection among poultry
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The Egyptian Health Ministry said Saturday that new infection of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus among domestic fowls was discovered in Luxor, some 680 km south of Cairo, the official news agency MENA reported.

Tests on domestic birds at the city's Najaa al-Abayda Lab turned up positive for the deadly H5N1 virus, said the ministry's spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin.

The area has been quarantined, the birds are being culled and those suspected to have come in close contact with the fowls have been under examination, said Shahin.

On Oct. 30, an Egyptian woman died of bird flu virus and became the country's seventh fatal human case of the disease.

Egypt found the first bird flu case in dead poultry on Feb. 17, and then the virus spread to 20 governorates of the country's 26 in total.

Egypt reported the first human bird flu case on March 18. Since then, it has detected 14 human cases with the last case reported on May 18. Of the 14, six died while the rest recovered.

Source: Xinhua


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