Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Egypt reports fourth suspected human bird flu case

Egypt has reported a fourth suspected case of bird flu in humans in a 17-year-old boy whose father had an outbreak of the disease on his chicken farm in the Nile Delta over the weekend. State news agency Mena quotes health minister Hatem el-Gabali as saying the boy was taken to hospital in the town of Tanta and was receiving Tamiflu treatment. His condition is described as good and stable. Laboratories are testing samples from the boy for the deadly virus.

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