Egyptian Health Ministry
spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin confirmed Friday evening that a new human bird flu
case was detected in Egypt, the official MENA news agency reported.
A 10-years-old girl from the town of Naqada in the Upper Egyptian governorate
of Qena, about 450 km south of Cairo, was admitted to hospital after developing
bird flu-like symptoms, Shahin said, without disclosing her name.
The victim, who is believed to have contacted infected birds, brought to 35
the number of human bird flu cases in Egypt, according to the spokesman.
Among the previous 34 human cases, 14 of them died and 20 recovered, said the
Egypt reported its first case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in dead poultry
in February 2006 and the first human case in March of the same