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Tenth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu

A five-year-old Egyptian child died from bird flu on Wednesday, the tenth death from the virus in the country out of 22 identified cases this year, the Health Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the boy

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Egypt records second bird flu death in 2 days

An Egyptian woman died on Tuesday of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the second death from the disease in two days and the third in the country this year, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported. Th

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UN warns of possible bird flu resurgence

The United Nations has warned of a possible major resurgence of bird flu and said a mutant strain of the H5N1 virus was spreading in Asia and elsewhere. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday urged increased surveil

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China expert warns of pandemic flu mutation

China must be alert to any mutation or changes in the behaviour of the H1N1 swine flu virus because the far deadlier H5N1 bird flu virus is endemic in the country, a leading Chinese disease expert said. Zhong Nanshan, director of the Guang

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Scientists develop basis for bird flu vaccine

Scientists using virus samples from Egypt have developed the basis of a vaccine against H5N1 bird flu, which is more toxic than the H1N1 swine flu strain but spreads less easily, the World Health Organisation has said. "This recombinant va

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Two Egyptian children hit by bird flu

Two four-year-old Egyptian children have contracted the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus, raising to 76 the number of cases reported in Egypt, the state news agency Mena has reported. Egypt has been hit harder by bird flu than any oth

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