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Egypt announces 63rd bird flu case

CAIRO, April 5 (KUNA) -- Egypt announced Sunday that a six-year-old child was infected with bird flu, making him the 63rd case since the outbreak of the disease in the north African country.
Ministry of Health spokesman dr. Abdulrahman Shahin said in a statement the boy, whose name was not disclosed, was in "critical" condition.
He added that the boy was given the Tamiflu medication once doctors suspected he was infected with bird flu. (end) nor.bs KUNA 052300 Apr 09NNNN