A Giza governorate has become the fifth bird flu death in Egypt in 2012, according to the World Health Organization.

The 26-year-old woman developed symptoms of H5N1 on April 1 and was admitted to the hospital on April 7, dying on the same day, according to reports. She had exposure to backyard poultry.


Egypt is second in the world in bird flu cases, after Indonesia, and third in the world in H5N1 deaths, well behind Indonesia and just one case behind Vietnam. So far in 2012, Egypt has had the most bird flu cases, with nine.