Woman dies of bird flu in Egypt, third death this year

January 16, 2015 8:45 PM

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Woman dies of bird flu in Egypt, third death this year

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman has died of H5N1 bird flu in southern Egypt, the third person in the country to die of the illness this year, a health ministry official said on Friday.

The woman, 43, lived in a village in Assiut and had direct contact with infected birds, Ahmed Abdel Hameed, a health ministry official in Assiut, told reporters.

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