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CAIRO – 1 March 2017: A 48-year-old man has died of bird flu, the Health Ministry said in a statement released Saturday, marking the country’s first bird flu related death this year,
Hesham El-Shennway, head of Fayoum Health Directorate, said in a statement that the man was first admitted to Fayoum General Hospital suffering from flu symptoms, including fever.
Later on, the man was transferred to Fayoum Chest Diseases Hospital where he was diagnosed with bird flu after being subjected to medical tests conducted in Central Laboratory in Cairo. He was immediately transferred to Abasseya Hospital for Fevers where he died, Shennawy added.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has reported two human H5N1 avian influenza cases in Egypt during 2017 so far. The second case was reported to be from Minya governate in Upper Egypt, according to
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