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Egypt reports ninth human bird flu death

A 15-year-old girl dies of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll of the disease in the country to nine.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 00:56 IST

The Egyptian Health Ministry Monday said that a 15-year-old girl died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll of the disease in the country to nine, the official news agency MENA reported.

The girl was admitted to a Cairo hospital after contracting the disease on Dec 23 and was administered the Tamiflu drug, said MENA.

She was put on a life support system Saturday but died earlier on Monday, said the ministry.