Via The Daily Star in Lebanon: Ninth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu: Health Ministry. Excerpt:
CAIRO: A 20-year-old Egyptian woman died from bird flu on Wednesday, the ninth death in the country from the virus out of 18 identified cases, the Health Ministry said.
Ministry spokesman Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the woman came to a hospital in the southern province of Assiut on Sunday "in severe respiratory distress". She was then transferred to another hospital where she died.
Out of the nine other infected patients, seven have been discharged and two others are still sick in hospital, he said.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), from 2003 through Oct. 2, 2014, there have been 668 laboratory-confirmed human cases of H5N1 infection officially reported from 16 countries. Of these cases, 393 have died.