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New bird flu case detected in Menoufiya

Poultry in the house of a Menoufiya resident tests positive for the virus

Ahram Online, Thursday 21 Apr 2011
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Bird flu has hit the governorate of Menoufiya, with a new infected area found in the town of Fisha.

According to Ahmed Fouad, head of Veterinary Medicine in Menoufiya, the poultry in the house of one Ibrahim Gaber tested positive for the virus, The birds were slaughtered as a precautionary measure.

According to the World Health Organization, there have been 141 cases of human bird flu in Egypt since the virus was first detected in 2006, with 46 of them resulting in death.

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