The Nile Delta governorate of Menoufeia announced a state of high alert following the death of an H1N1 patient and the infection of two others on Monday.
Authorities have said they detected 89 highly infected areas with the bird flu. Experts say all infected cases were among home-bred birds and authorities added that the infection spread is being managed by the slaughtering of all infected birds.
Hisham Yousef, a ministry of health official in Menoufeia, said that hospitals also announced a state of high alert and readiness to receive patients suspected of either H1N1 or bird flu. Doctors have been trained to detect the cases and transfer them to central hospitals. Samples are also immediately sent to the central labs for examination.