Woman dies of H5N1 bird flu in Egypt, fourth death this year

January 19, 2015 11:36 AM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman died of H5N1 bird flu, the health ministry said on Monday, the fourth person to die of the illness in the country this year.

The 47-year-old was in critical condition when she arrived at a hospital in Assiut province, a rural area where an H5N1 death was reported last week, ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said.

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