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Egypt declares 60th Bird Flu case

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 Egypt.
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) bna.rk KUNA 262128 Mar 09NNNN