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October 02, 2006

Egypt: B2B found in Aswan

Via Reuters: Egypt: New case of bird flu detected in rural area. Excerpt:

Another case of avian flu in birds has been confirmed in Egypt.

Ministry of Health officials and World Health Organisation (WHO) staff said on Wednesday that a case of H5N1 (avian flu) in birds was detected in a house near Aswan, in Upper Egypt.

WHO spokesman Hassan el-Bushra told RIN that the infected animals, raised in the backyard of a house in the town of Edfu, have now been culled. Ministry of Health officials have "instigated the WHO-approved control measures, and no
human infection has been reported", he said.

Animals within a one-kilometre radius of the site of infection have been culled and removed for sterile burial.

Posted by dymaxion at October 2, 2006 08:48 PM

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