Egypt reports two new human cases of bird flu, that make them Seven
Egypt reported two new human cases Sunday of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza which has already killed two Egyptians and infected four others in recent weeks.
Egypt's Health Minister Hatem al-Gebali told reporters at Cairo airport that the infected persons were two sisters aged 18 months and six years from the northern Nile Delta governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh.
He said "They had been playing with infected poultry... They were given all necessary medical assistance and their condition is stable...Medical testing has established that no other members of their family were infected."
This brings to seven the number of human cases reported in Egypt, two of which proved fatal.
In Jordan, an Egyptian worker was also identified Friday as having been infected by the deadly virus, the kingdom's first human case.
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