Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Egypt authorities report 10th bird flu death in 2014

Press TV (Ireland): Egyptian health authorities have reported the country's 10th death this year from bird flu as well as the first case of infection with the virus’s H5N1 strain in Cairo. The fatality was reported on Monday. Health Ministry spokesman, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, said it occurred last week in the southern province of Aswan.

A 42-year-old man was also diagnosed with bird flu and quarantined on December 26 in the capital, Cairo. He is the 25th case of bird flu in the country this year, but the first infection reported in Cairo. Bird flu first appeared in Egypt in 2006.

Mainly in Southeast Asia, the H5N1 strain has killed over 400 people since first appearing in 2003. A separate strain, H7N9 has also killed over 170 people since it first emerged in 2013.  Also on Monday, Chinese state media reported that a man had died from the H7N9 strain in eastern China....

Plucking poultry at the Tomb of Nakht, Western Thebes, 15th century BCE. It's a bit outdated -- but there are no copyright issues!

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