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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Birds Catch Flu in Egypt

Egypt confirms first H5N1 case

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt confirmed it had detected the first cases of bird flu in the country, saying they involved the highly pathogenic form of the H5N1 virus, a government spokesman announced.

Magdi Radi said six cases had been detected in the greater Cairo area and one in the southern governorate of Minya, 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of the capital.

They say denial is a river in Egypt. That's true. Here the government loves to deny things and pretend that they don't exist. If a disaster is hitting everywhere they just repeat the same chorus "everything is fine in Egypt and we're taking all necessary measures". Well, I'm surprised, that was one of the very few times they actually admited something. And we got 7 cases!!


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