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Egypt: Bird flu toll now 66

The Egyptian Health Ministry has confirmed that an 18-month old girl has contracted the bird flu virus. This brings the total number of human avian influenza cases in the country to 66.

The girl from Kafr El-Sheikh governorate north of Cairo is now in critical condition despite taking the drug Tamiflu.

Earlier on Friday, a 25-year-old woman, who comes from a northern neighborhood of Cairo was admitted to hospital after contracting the bird flu virus.

The death toll of the human cases of bird flu is 23 so far in Egypt.

Source: China view

Natalie Berkhout

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