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March 27, 2006

Second Egyptian dies from bird flu virus

Thanks to a reader for this Reuters story: Second Egyptian dies from bird flu virus.

An Egyptian woman died from the bird flu virus on Monday, an official from the United Nations health agency said, adding the woman was the second person in the country to die from the virus.

"The lady passed away today ... She was the second person out of the five who tested positive for bird flu to have died so far," said Hassan al-Bushra, World Health Organisation (WHO) regional adviser for communicable diseases surveillance.

t on the same page, Reuters has a link to a story about H5N1 found in a mink in Sweden.

Posted by dymaxion at March 27, 2006 03:57 PM

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