A young Egyptian woman has died from bird flu, the second death from the virus this year, a health ministry spokesman said. The 19-year-old contracted the deadly H5N1 strain after coming into contact with infected birds and died Monday at a hospital in the southern region of Assiut. Egypt has identified seven cases of the virus in people this year, including the two who died, spokesman Hosam Abdel Gaffar said. Deadly chicken: The 19-year-old contracted bird flu after coming into contact with infected poultry, and died Monday at a hospital in the southern region of Assiut (stock image) Egypt’s health ministry had announced in an earlier statement the discovery of the disease in a 30-year-old woman in the southern area of Minya, bringing to seven the number of confirmed Egyptian cases of the disease. Another of the victims was a three-year-old who had been exposed to infected birds and was doing well, it said. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Bird flu could spread: Farms on alert all over the country… Bird flu risk to humans ‘very low’ Dutch authorities begin slaughter of 150,000 chickens as… Share this article Share Bird flu, also known as avian flu, is an infectious… Read full this story
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