Man dies of bird flu in Egypt

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Apr 2013

26-year-old man in Daqahliya is second person to die of bird flu in Egypt this year, health ministry says


An Egyptian health ministry official has confirmed the second human death from bird flu (avian influenza virus) in 2013, state-run news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old man, who died in Daqahliya governorate (northeast of Cairo), is one of three people infected with the virus this year, said health ministry under-secretary Amr Qandil.

The H5N1 virus, which first hit Egypt in February 2006, can infect humans in close contact with birds.

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