Third family member dies from bird flu
The World Health Organisation has confirmed the two
bird flu deaths reported this week in Egypt, and announced a third death from
bird flu from a member of the same extended Egyptian family.
All of the victims are believed to have had individual contact with
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has reported that all three
cases belong to one extended family in Gharbiyah province, 80 kilometres
northwest of the capital city, Cairo.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population is conducting further
investigations and has initiated public health measures. The other family
members remain healthy and have been placed under close observation.
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