Egypt Reports Four Human Cases of Bird Flu
Egypt said four people have been infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, including one who has already died.
However, the results of medical tests carried out by the health ministry are still awaiting a final confirmation from the World Health Organisation which has sent the specimens to a British labatory.
Health Minister Hatem al-Gabali said the latest case was contracted by Mohammed Mahmud Abdul Ghani Ghabash, 17. A a student from the province of Gharbiyah, north of Cairo, he was hospitalized on Sunday.
Next door, Israel on Monday confirmed its first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. In a statement on its Web site, the Israeli Agriculture Ministry said the flu had been found in birds at two communal farms in southern Israel and at a farming community in central Israel.
Israel poisoned hundreds of thousands of turkeys and chickens as it sought on Monday to contain an outbreak of the dangerous H5N1 strain of bird flu which has been spreading at an alarming rate.
This is getting very serious and scary, let's hope that Egypt or the Middle East region is not on the verge of a pandemic.
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