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Eighth Egyptian dies of bird flu – WHO

An Egyptian woman died of bird flu on Sunday, only hours after tests confirmed she had been suffering from the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus, a World Health Organization official said. Hassan el-Bushra, regional adviser for communicable diseases surveillance at the WHO, said the 30-year-old woman had been in hospital since mid-December, but doctors had not immediately suspected bird flu as she denied having had contact with poultry. Full Story

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