CAIRO, March 26 (KUNA) -- An Egyptian girl has been infected with the Bird
Flu virus, bringing the number of these cases in the country to 60.
A spokesman of the Health Ministry said on Thursday Israa Abdel Shafi, aged
two years and six months, was hospitalized in the province of Qina in southern
The girl suffered from high fever and coughing after she mingled with dead
birds suspected of bearing the virus. Her condition was described as stable
after she given the required medications.
Egypt declared flare-up of the disease in February 2006. Up to 22 people
had died as a result of the disease. (end)
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