Egypt reported its case number 69 of H5N1 avian influenza infection, state news agency MENA reported May 10.

A 5-year-old girl from Sohag province contracted the virus after coming in contact with birds, according to a report by Reuters.

She was admitted to the hospital and is being treated with antiviral drugs. Her condition was reported to be stable.


About 26 Egyptians have died after being infected with the pathogenic virus. About 300,000 to 400,000 pigs were culled in Egypt last month as a precaution against the H1N1 virus.

According to the World Health Organization, 4,379 people in 29 countries have been infected by the H1N1 flu. However, no cases have been reported in Egypt.