An Egyptian worker cleans a poultry farm
near Menoufia, 80 kms (50miles) north of Cairo Jan. 1, 2008.
CAIRO, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Egypt on Saturday
confirmed that a 25-year-old woman was infected with bird flu virus, which was
the 45th human infection case in the populous Arab country, the official MENA
news agency reported.
The woman had been transferred from a local hospital
in Fayyum,85 km south to Cairo, to a hospital in the capital after having
developed the symptom of high fever and been treated with the antiviral drug
Tamiflu, Health Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shaheen was quoted as saying.
This is the second human bird flu case detected in a week in Egypt after a four-year-old girl on Monday was confirmed being infected with bird flu virus in El Minya governorate, Upper Egypt, some 220 km south of Cairo.
An Egyptian man holds a chicken in a market on the outskirts of Cairo, capital of Egypt, March 2, 2008. Egypt on Saturday confirmed that a 25-year-old woman was infected with bird flu virus, which was the 45th human infection case in the country, the official MENA news agency reported.
The girl is now still under treatment at Manshiat
al-Bakri hospital in Cairo with her condition in stable, according to MENA.
The Egyptian government has exerted more efforts to
prevent further spread of bird flu since the fatal virus caused four human
deaths in less than a week in late December, 2007.
Among a total of 45 human cases in Egypt, 19 deaths have been reported since the country detected the first H5N1 virus in dead poultry in February 2006 and the first human case in March of the same year.