Saturday, December 25, 2010

Egypt Reports Bird Flu Fatality


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On Thursday of this week we learned of an 11 year-old girl from Luxor, Egypt who was hospitalized with H5N1 (see Egypt: MOH Reports Bird Flu Case #115).  


Sadly today, KUNA (Kuwaiti News Agency) is reporting that she lost her battle with the virus.


Egypt reports bird flu death case

Health    12/25/2010 6:57:00 PM

CAIRO, Dec 25 (KUNA) -- Egypt's Health Ministry has reported a new bird flu death case, bringing the total number of fatalities this year up to 11.


A 11-year-old girl died of bird flu in Luxor Governorate in Upper Egypt on Saturday, Spokesman for the Ministry Abdelrahman Shahin said in news remarks.


Egypt has now reported a total of 115 bird flu cases, including 38 fatalities, since the disease broke out in the country in 2006, he added. (end) KUNA 251857 Dec 10NNNN