- CAIRO (Reuters) -- An Egyptian
woman died from bird flu overnight after six days in hospital, the state
news agency MENA said.
- The virus has now killed 11 people in Egypt, which has
the largest cluster of human bird flu cases outside Asia. Eight other
people who tested positive have recovered since the virus first surfaced
in Egyptian poultry in February.
- Warda Eid Ahmed, 27, from Beni Suef province, south of
Cairo, was transferred to hospital in the capital on Jan. 13 suffering
- A Health Ministry spokesman said earlier in the week
she had raised hens in her house. The ministry has dispatched a team to
take samples from the rest of her family, he said.
- MENA quoted Health Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahim Shahin
on Friday as saying said she was the 11th person in Egypt to die from
bird flu out of 19 human cases.
- Three people from one family, including a 15-year-old
girl, died of the virus in December, raising fears about the possibility
of human- to-human transmission.
- Bird flu has killed at least 161 people worldwide since
2003, according to the most recent World Health Organisation figures.
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