Ninth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu: Health Ministry

December 17, 2014 6:18 PM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Egyptian woman died from bird flu on Wednesday, the ninth death in the country from the virus out of 18 identified cases, the Health Ministry said.

Ministry spokesman Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the woman came to a hospital in the southern province of Assiut on Sunday "in severe respiratory distress". She was then transferred to another hospital where she died.

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