Woman, child die of bird flu in Egypt, five deaths so far this year

January 19, 2015 6:37 PM

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Woman, child die of bird flu in Egypt, five deaths so far this year

An Egyptian woman and child died of H5N1 bird flu, the health ministry said on Monday, the fourth and fifth persons to die of the illness in the country this year.

The six-year-old child died in Minya province on Monday evening, after a 47-year-old woman succumbed to the disease in Assiut province earlier in the day, ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said.

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