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Egyptian official denies two bird flu cases in Cairo

CAIRO, March 6 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Chief of Health Affairs department in Cairo Dr. Naibal Abdul-Qader denied on Friday reports on emergence of two cases of bird flu in the Egyptian capital, excluding one case of a child who tested positive in Faiyum province.
Abdul-Qadir said in a press release that all suspected cases of the disease were in two hospitals, adding that laboratory results proved that the two cases were tested negative, disregarding rumors that the samples of those two cases were positive.
The only exceptional case was of a two-year old child from Faiyum province, who was under treatment at hospital, the statement added. (end) az.mb KUNA 061902 Mar 09NNNN