CAIRO, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Egypt reported on Saturday five more cases of influenza A/H1N1, bringing the total number of the flu in the populous country to 55, according to the Ministry of Health.
The five cases include a 19-year-old Egyptian girl, a 12-year-old Egyptian-American boy, a 20-year-old Philippine man, a 19-year-old Thai and a 47-year-old Palestinian man coming from the United States, Health Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahine said in a statement.
The spokesman said that the health conditions of the five patients are stable after proper treatment.
On June 2, Egypt reported its first A/H1N1 flu case, which was a 12-years-old Egyptian-American girl coming from the United States via the Netherlands.
Egypt, the most populous Arab country that was hit hard by the fatal bird flu in 2006, decided in late April to cull all pigs in the country to stem the highly infectious flu.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 59,000 people were infected with A/H1N1 flu worldwide and at least 260 people have died from the new disease. ¡¡