Egypt denied reports of new clusters of bird flu's H10 strain in the country, a cabinet statement said on Sunday after contacting the country's Ministry of Agriculture.
The agriculture ministry told the cabinet that it is conducting intensified surveillance campaigns on bird farms and shops as a preventative measure. The measure includes tracing the migrant birds as well.
Comprehensive examinations have been carried out regularly on birds to make sure that they are free of any disease or epidemic, the ministry added.
Egypt has resumed poultry exports after a 14-year hiatus after the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) approved in June 2020 to enlist Egypt among the countries with ‘avian influenza free establishments’ system.
Exporting was suspended amid an outbreak of bird flu in Egypt in 2006.
Bird flu is often spread between birds, but very rarely transmits to humans.
On Tuesday, Beijing’s National Health Commission stated a 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3.