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Egypt reports 19th human case of lethal H5N1 bird flu

This article was originally published in The Public Ledger

The reports, citing health authorities, said that a housewife from Beni Suef, about 90km south of Cairo, tested positive for the avian flu strain and was admitted to hospital for treatment. The Middle East News Agency did not say how the woman contracted the virus. Most people catch it through contact with infected birds which they raise at home, or while slaughtering or cleaning chicken.

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