Egypt reports fresh bird flu fatality

According to the statement, the latest fatality brings to 11 the number of people to have recently succumbed to the virus

Egypt reports fresh bird flu fatality

World Bulletin/News Desk

A woman on Wednesday succumbed to the H5N1 avian influenza virus – commonly known as "bird flu"   – in Egypt's Nile Delta province of Menoufiya, the Health Ministry has said.

"A 30-year-old woman died from the virus," the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the latest fatality brings to 11 the number of people to have recently succumbed to the virus, in addition to 16 infections.

At least 74 Egyptians have died of bird flu since the virus first appeared in the country in 2006.

Although the virus is generally confined to poultry, some strains can infect humans and are potentially fatal. 

The virus has caused numerous deaths in over 15 countries, especially Indonesia, Egypt and Vietnam.

 

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