Thursday, December 27, 2007

Egyptian Woman Succumbs to H5N1


"In Egypt, a 25-year-old woman died Christmas day after being hospitalized on Dec. 21. The woman, from Bany Suwef Governorate, was the first case in Egypt since July, WHO officials said. The source of her exposure was being investigated." According to a Reuters report published yesterday, the woman had had contact with birds thought to be infected.

Egypt has 39 confirmed cases of bird flu, with 16 of them fatal, since 2006.

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