A 2-year-old Egyptian boy from the province of Beheira has contracted the bird flu virus, according to a story from Reuters.

The case marks the 61st confirmed bird flu virus incident in Egypt, according to state news agency MENA.

Six new human cases of the flu strain have hit Egypt during the past month.

MENA health ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahine said the boy contracted the virus after having contact with infected birds.